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The University of Southampton

Computer Science students give Southampton top rating

Published: 24 August 2006

Computer Science students at the University of Southampton have given their course the highest rating in the country for quality.

The results of the 2006 National Student Survey, published on 23 August, show that students in Computer Science gave their course an average rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5, the highest rating for computer science in the country. The Survey rated aspects such as teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development, and overall satisfaction of the quality of their course.

The National Student Survey is carried out by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and only final-year students are eligible to take part.

The University of Southampton as a whole has again been rated highly by its students. In a table produced by the Times Higher Education Supplement this week, Southampton is ranked equal tenth (along with Durham, Exeter, St Mary’s University College and Lampeter) out of over 90 universities included in the survey.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Caroline Thomas, said: "It is excellent news to have such positive feedback from students here at the University of Southampton. This is testament to the quality of our courses, the hard work of our staff, and the investment we have made in facilities for our students and the environment in which they live and study."

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