Number 1 in the NSS for second year in a row

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I am delighted to be able to tell you that the University of Bath is again unbeaten in the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS).

This is a unique achievement for a research-intensive University like ours as only one other university has ever previously retained top spot in the NSS.

To have once again been ranked by our students as number one is wonderful news and shows the sustained effectiveness of the partnership between our students and our staff.


Your participation in surveys like this helps the University to understand your views and to take appropriate action. Do keep taking the opportunity to ensure your voice is heard.

This year, 93% of our final year undergraduates said they were satisfied with the quality of their course, a rating shared with Keele and St Andrews, and 7% above the UK national average.

Four of our subjects achieved placings of first or equal first. Three subjects - Psychology, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering - received the maximum possible score of 100% satisfaction. Mechanical Engineering and Business Studies both achieved the feat of being placed first in the UK for a second year running.

The University of Bath Students’ Union was also again ranked amongst the top 10 students’ unions in the country.

The full results of the survey are currently being analysed. It is an invaluable source of information to help us further enhance all aspects of your university experience at Bath. When you are invited to participate in these surveys in the future I hope you will do so.

Posted in: Celebrating successes