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Best Modern University in Scotland

10 August 2016

Abertay University is the best modern university in Scotland, according to its students.

In the National Student Survey 2016 published today (Wednesday 10 August), Abertay has an overall satisfaction rating of 88%.

This is the highest figure among all the seven Scottish institutions known as modern universities.

The National Student Survey covers six groups of questions about teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources and personal development.

Abertay’s students rated it Scotland’s top modern university for teaching, assessment and feedback, and academic support. 

They also rated it second-highest for learning resources, third-highest for personal development, and fourth-highest for organisation and development.

The University’s ratings had improved in all but one of the areas compared with last year’s survey, and remained level in the sixth.

Almost three quarters of Abertay’s final-year students took part in the survey earlier this year, along with more than 300,000 students across the UK.

Professor Steve Olivier, Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of Abertay University, said:  “This is fantastic news and testament to the dedication and hard work of staff right across the University.

'The NSS is our best way of finding out what students think is great about studying at Abertay, and what could be improved about their learning experience.  We are committed to continuous improvement in the teaching and learning experience for future generations of students.'

The full NSS results can be found on the HEFCE website:

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