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NSS 2017 Results

The National Student Survey results for 2017 have been published after thousands of our students took the time to give us their feedback.

Top 50 for student satisfaction

The results put us as one of the top 50 universities in the country, with Sheffield Hallam moving up to 46th among 121 comparable higher education institutions* in England. 

85 per cent of our students are satisfied with the quality of their course, a one per cent increase on last year. Across the country overall satisfaction fell to 84 per cent meaning Sheffield Hallam is above the national average.

86 per cent of our students were satisfied with teaching on their course, again putting Hallam above the national average of 85 per cent.

We are also ranked 8th in the country for satisfaction with learning resources with a score of 90 per cent.

A number of our courses received 100 per cent satisfaction including mechanical engineering, fashion, sociology, human biology, forensic accounting and international business.

Thank you to all our students who took the time to complete this year's survey. Your feedback and comments help the University keep what's good and make improvements for the future generation of students.

You can find out more about the satisfaction survey and how it is compiled at National Student Survey.

*We benchmark against a list of comparable higher education institutions which are universities excluding small and specialist institutions.

NSS 2017 statistics

Making a difference

Feedback from previous students has helped the University to provide

  • improvements to assessment and feedback
  • clear and accessible assessment results through My Student Record
  • access to specialist support services through Student Support Services and the Students' Union Advice Centre
  • academic advisors for all undergraduate students
  • investment in the University's estate to provide excellent teaching and social spaces
  • 24/7 opening of the libraries
  • the Students' Union Hallam Award which recognises skills developed through extra-curricular activities.
  • student nominated inspirational teaching awards

Find out more about how our student feedback makes a real difference

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