Bangor Law School ranked joint 6th in the UK for student satisfaction
Bangor Law School scored a phenomenal 94% for ‘overall satisfaction’ in this year’s National Student Survey, placing us in joint 6th position amongst UK law schools for student satisfaction.
Bangor scored 9% higher than the sector average and achieved a higher overall student satisfaction rate than the law schools of Oxford University, King’s College London, SOAS, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham and Queens University Belfast, amongst others.
The School also scored exceptionally well for staff being good at explaining things (95%) and students being able to contact staff when necessary (93%).
The National Student Survey is conducted annually amongst final year undergraduates in Higher Education institutions across the UK. Its purpose is to gather honest feedback on the quality of the course and the overall student experience.
“We are delighted with our overall satisfaction score of 94%”, says Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School. “The score reflects the excellent quality of teaching in the School; the time staff dedicate to helping students and taking student feedback on board; and individual initiatives, like the introduction of a new essay cover sheet last year, which helps us to give more detailed feedback to students. 98% of feedback was given back on time to students last year – this year we aim to make it 100%!”
“I think we really go the extra mile for our students”, adds Dr Yvonne McDermott, Bangor Law School’s Director of Teaching and Learning. “For example, we have just launched a bursary scheme, which offers financial support to students who wish to undertake work experience. Our Employability Committee, chaired by Mr Gwilym Owen, helps students to find work placements, and these are not just limited to the traditional employment routes of solicitor or barrister. We also train and act as guest judges for students who are participating in moot court competitions, and take students on class trips to national, European and international institutions.”
Publication date: 24 September 2013