The FINANCIAL -- Aston University has been ranked 21st out of 129 UK universities for overall student satisfaction in the latest Complete University Guide.
The result is one of multiple successes achieved in the league table where Aston placed 45th overall – a rise of four places from last year.
Other achievements include:
Top 10 rankings for Aural & Oral Sciences (8th), Social Policy (8th) and Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics (4th)
Top 10 student satisfaction rankings for Social Policy (5th), Business & Management Studies (10th), Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics (3rd) and Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Top 10 student satisfaction rankings for language subjects, including German (3rd), Iberian Languages (3rd), and French (8th)
Ranked 1st for graduate prospects for Chemistry and 3rd for Social Policy
Top 10 research quality rankings for Aural & Oral Sciences (2nd), Biological Sciences (10th), Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics (3rd), Pharmacology & Pharmacy (6th), Marketing (7th) and Psychology (10th).
Last year Aston was awarded the coveted TEF Gold after finding students from all background ‘consistently achieve outstanding outcomes’ at Aston, with very high proportions of students going to highly skilled employment or further study.
A study by The Economist also placed Aston higher than Oxford and Cambridge when it comes to boosting the earnings of its graduates. The analysis found Aston graduates earned on average nearly £3,000 more than predicted five years after graduation.
To calculate student satisfaction scores, the Guide pulls data from the most recent National Student Survey (NSS). The NSS asks questions about a variety of aspects of their teaching to measure quality from the student’s point of view.