The National Student Survey (NSS) was conducted early this year. The students were asked various questions about their student experience, including teaching, learning resources, assessment and feedback and their overall satisfaction. The response rate for this year’s survey was 92%.
Respondents to the NSS are asked to rate the extent to which they agree with a number of statements on a scale of 1 – 5, where 5 denotes definite agreement. The percentage satisfaction is the percentage of students who either definitely agree or mostly agree (4 or 5).
The ‘percentage agree’ score for Question 27 ‘Overall Satisfaction’ is the measure commonly used in reporting on the NSS. LSME achieved an overall satisfaction of 88% in the 2018 NSS (our benchmarked overall satisfaction was 85%) with subject specific satisfaction ranging from 71-91%. The overall satisfaction of our students as well as satisfaction within different categories of questions is generally higher than the national average as shown in the data below (rounded to the nearest whole number).