Students who participated in the National Student Survey (NSS) have ranked Mathematics at the University of Birmingham highly, with 93% of our final year students expressing overall satisfaction with their course.

Mathematics 93% overall satisfaction 2019 NSS

This ranks us 1st in the Russell Group and we are also ranked 1st in the Russell Group for ‘the teaching on my course’, which demonstrates that the University of Birmingham is an excellent destination to study mathematics .

We are also first in the Russell Group:

  • for staff are good at explaining things
  • for my course has challenged me to achieve my best work
  • for learning opportunities
  • for my course has provided me with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
  • for the course is well organised and running smoothly
  • for any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
  • for learning community
  • for I feel part of a community of staff and students
  • for I have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on my course

The survey is one of the key metrics underlying the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), in which the University of Birmingham was awarded Gold in June 2017.

The NSS asks 27 questions, relating to eight aspects of the learning experience. Students are also given the opportunity to make positive and negative comments in an open answer question. Visit the NSS website for more information.

The NSS is run by Ipsos MORI and commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), the Department for Economy Northern Ireland (DfENI), Health Education England (HEE), National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and participating private/alternative Higher Education providers and Scottish Higher Education Institutions.