With the recent release of this year’s National Student Survey (NSS) results, this short article highlights the success of those institutions that have managed to record a top 20 NSS result for Q13 The timetable works efficiently as far as my activities are concerned as well as those 20 institutions that have seen the greatest increase in results for Q13, compared to 2014. Q13 is one of three NSS questions most commonly associated with timetabling and student experience, therefore two further articles will also be published over the coming weeks investigating the results for these remaining two questions results (Q14 + Q15).
For this article only those institutions that had a response rate of 250 or more students have been included. This has been actioned so that those with larger cohorts of students can compare their results against other institutions of similar size.
If you would like to view all the institutions included in the NSS survey you can do so by clicking on the highlighted links below each table. Also, if you would like to view larger version of the data shown on this page, just click on the tables.
This first table highlights those institutions that recorded the highest NSS results for Q13 The timetable works efficiently as far as my activities are concerned in 2015.
As this table indicates 4 institutions shared the highest results for Q13 in this year’s NSS survey, with the University of Durham, Loughborough University, University of St Andrews and Harper Adams University all recording a rate 89% score. The University of St Andrews has the highest percentage of students scoring 5 (59%) and the shared lowest percentage of students scoring 1 along with The University of Buckingham (1%). Out of the top 20, the University of Leeds in joint 7th has the highest student sample size (5700) and responses (4453).
Another useful tool for measuring success in relation to the NSS Q13 The timetable works efficiently as far as my activities are concerned is to determine how this year’s results compare to the last. The following table highlights the top 20 institutions that have seen the greatest rise in NSS results for Q13 in 2015 compared to 2014.
As the table above indicates Liverpool Hope University has seen a fantastic increase in results for Q13, rising from 66% in 2014 to 83% in 2015, a 17.00% increase and just 2% short of it reaching the top 20 institutions table for this question. Several large institutions have also seen significant increases with the University of Hertfordshire‘s Q13 results increasing by 7%, whilst Southampton Solent University and Swansea University have both increased by 6%.
Several of the Universities that have seen the greatest increase in results this year for Q13, are also now included in the top 20 institutions (with response rates higher than 250 students). These include the University of Surrey (+5%), Queen’s University Belfast (+3%), Liverpool John Moores University (+3%), Aston University (+2%), Royal Holloway, University of London (+2%) and the University of Glasgow (+2%).
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