The Arts University Bournemouth has once again confirmed its status as one of the top specialist HEIs in the UK, with excellent results in the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS).

Overall satisfaction with the Arts University rose by 3% from the previous year, to 82%, which was 6% above average in the Creative Arts and Design sector. Learning resources also scored highly with 87% of students recommending the facilities, which came in amongst the top 20 universities in the country alongside personal development.

The Arts University’s specialist Library was once again recognised, with 91% of students scoring the service highly, putting it in the top 20 of universities sector-wide. The Arts University also ranked in the top 20 overall in Access to IT Facilities; and Confidence in Tackling Unfamiliar Problems.

The NSS survey follows previous success in this year’s Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) results, which evidences graduate success in employment, with 97.5% of 2010 graduates employed or undertaking further study.

The NSS runs across all publicly funded HEIs in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and some institutions in Scotland. The results of the survey are available online at with the aim of assisting future students when choosing which course and institution to apply to.