Two-thirds of our courses have scored overall satisfaction scores of more than 80 per cent in the latest National Student Survey
In fact, almost half of the subjects assessed (8 of 19) saw overall satisfaction scores in excess of 89 per cent.
And AUB’s learning resources ranked in the country’s top quartile, with a score of 89.26 per cent. The national average for the sector was 85.28 per cent.
The university’s top performers were BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design (97.26 per cent), BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production (95.24 per cent), BA (Hons) Dance (92.86 per cent), BA (Hons) Textiles (92.68 per cent) and BA (Hons) Visual Communication (90.48 per cent).
Speaking about the results, AUB’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE said: “At Arts University Bournemouth, one of our highest priorities is to create distinctive curricula and learning resources linked to the creative industries.
“Therefore, we take immense pride that our students gave our learning resources such a ringing endorsement in this survey and we are delighted they placed us well within the top 25 per cent of UK universities on this measure.”
The 2018 National Student Survey results included the views of more than 320,000 students with 70 per cent of eligible students from 413 universities and colleges across the UK taking the time to give their feedback on their experience.
It is carried out by the Office for Students and the UK higher education funding bodies and is designed to be used by universities and colleges as well as student unions and guilds to improve students’ academic experience.
But as it only surveys final-year students, some of AUB’s newest courses were not included in the results. These were BA (Hons) Creative Writing, BA (Hons) Drawing and BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication.
Talking after the nationwide results were released, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah, said: the student voice “is the most important voice, and the National Student Survey is a vital tool that provides an invaluable insight into the student experience”.
He added: “It is brilliant to see continually high satisfaction rates but we need to keep improving. That is why I want to see universities and colleges using this data to enhance and develop their offer for those choosing to study there.”
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