The University of Southampton

ECS students give Southampton top rating for all subjects

Published: 24 August 2006

Students at ECS have given their courses the highest rating in the country for the quality of their education and teaching. The results of the 2006 National Student Survey show that students in the University’s School of Electronics and Computer Science gave the highest ratings in the UK to their courses in Computer Science (average 4.5 out of a possible 5), scoring aspects such as teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development, and overall satisfaction. In Electronic and Electrical Engineering the Southampton students' ratings made ECS joint top along with the University of Kent. The Survey is carried out by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and only final-year students are eligible to take part. Of the 105 eligible students taking Computer Science courses in ECS, 75 returned ratings to the Survey; and out of the 90 students eligible to return surveys in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, 65 did so. The full results of the official Survey do not provide aggregated data, however, The Guardian has published a listing of the best results across the country, which confirms the Southampton top rating for all the courses at ECS (aggregated across both 2005 and 2006 results). What makes our teaching special? To find out more, see details of all our 25 undergraduate degree programmes in our new Undergraduate Prospectus (pdf).

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