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Geography and Environmental Science

Southampton Geography course ratings increase for 4th year in a row

Published: 14 August 2014

Our National Student Survey (NSS) 2014 scores have risen for the fourth year in a row, with overall student satisfaction now standing at 91% and with BSc Geography achieving one of the top scores in the University.

The quality of our teaching remains one of the highest scoring categories, with 91% of students reporting that staff are good at explaining things, and 91% also highlighting that staff are enthusiastic about teaching their subject.

A key highlight of these most recent NSS results were large rises in satisfaction levels (up 9%) associated with the quality of assessment and feedback provided to Southampton geography students. Furthermore, our students were also impressed with their Learning Resources. Satisfaction scores against this criterion improved by 4 percentage points overall, with students especially impressed with the quality of the library (92% satisfaction rating) and access to IT facilities (90% satisfied).

The Head of Department, Professor Stephen Darby, said: “We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding experience for all our students, and I am delighted that our students have expressed such confidence in the professionalism of my staff. We have listened carefully when students have highlighted areas for improvement, and responded to their concerns. I am especially pleased to see that our students have recognised the recent investments we have made in the provision of our learning resources, including their new laboratory and field equipment facilities.&rdquo

The NSS is a national, independent survey which asks final year undergraduates to rate the quality of their Higher Education (HE) experience. The annual survey runs across all publicly funded HE Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Additionally, Further Education Colleges (FECs) in England and Further Education Institutions (FEIs) in Wales with directly funded Higher Education students are eligible to participate.

Read more about the wider University results here.

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