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NSS results show high rates of student satisfaction at Alliance universities

Following the release of 2009 National Student Survey results Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said:

“Student satisfaction ratings at Alliance universities remain very high with 81% of students agreeing or strongly agreeing that overall, they were satisfied with the quality of their course.  Seven Alliance universities increased their overall satisfaction rating in comparison to last year and many improvements were made across specific areas.”

“Alliance universities are committed to providing high-quality, academic learning in a researchengaged environment.  Due to our expertise in delivering professional and executive education, students at Alliance universities are dedicated and focussed in their studies with high expectations.  These results reflect the hard work of our institutions to put students at the heart of the university learning experience.  We will continue to strive towards excellence across all areas, equipping graduates for the 21st century.”

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Notes for Editors

Established in 2007, the Alliance group comprises a mixture of pre and post 1992 universities with balanced portfolios of excellence in teaching, research and enterprise. Alliance universities are actively engaged in their economic and social environments with close links to the creative industries and the professions and a deep-rooted commitment to access through flexible provision. Alliance universities educate more students than any other university mission group in the UK within a research-engaged learning environment, equipping graduates for the 21st century.

Members of the University Alliance

Aberystwyth University, Bournemouth University, University of Bradford, De Montfort University, University of Glamorgan, University of Gloucestershire, University of Hertfordshire, University of Huddersfield, University of Kent, University of Lincoln, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Northumbria University, Nottingham Trent University, Open University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Plymouth, University of Portsmouth, University of Salford, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, University of Wales, Newport, University of the West of England.

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