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14 Aug 2017

Chemistry at Loughborough University highly ranked again in the National Student Survey 2017

Loughborough University has been ranked 1st amongst mainstream universities in England for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), which was released today (9th August).

Almost 92% of students who took part said they were satisfied with their course at Loughborough, a rise of three percentage points from last year. The national average is 84%.

In individual subject areas, the University also performed well, ranking 5th for overall satisfaction in Chemistry, as well as achieving top ten rankings in a further 14 subjects.

Loughborough’s Learning Resources are also rated first in the UK and Loughborough Students’ Union is ranked second out of all university students’ unions in the country.

The NSS is important for several reasons. The results are used by potential students in deciding where and what to study. They are one of the most significant factors in determining how we do in many of the national league tables. They also provide us with feedback on what our students think we are doing well and, crucially, where they believe we can improve.

The high ranking for Chemistry at Loughborough is a testament to the excellent student experience the Department consistently provides.

The full NSS results are available online.


This article has been edited on 18 August 2017 to correct the ranking for Chemistry.