Top spot in London for Greenwich


Some of London’s most satisfied students are at the University of Greenwich, according to a new survey, which asks students about the quality of their courses.

The university came top in the capital for teaching in chemistry, nursing, physical sciences, and technology in the National Student Survey, as well as coming fourth in London overall.

Teaching is also in the top three for economics, law, mathematical sciences, politics and sociology, social policy & anthropology.  

Learning opportunities, where students get to explore subjects in depth and apply what they have learned, also saw Greenwich come top for mathematical sciences, nursing, politics and technology. Learning resources, such as IT facilities and library services, also scored well, with top places for Biosciences, Chemistry, English, Pharmacology and Technology.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Karen Bryan, said: "These results are a tribute to the work of our staff. Our students are at the centre of everything we do here and to see this response is great news. We will continue to enhance and improve every area to help our students as they prepare for their future careers."

The independent poll asks final-year undergraduates to rate the quality of their higher education in key areas, from teaching, assessment and feedback to timetabling, libraries and facilities.

Greenwich recently climbed 10 places in the Guardian league tables and has been praised by the Teaching Excellence Framework for delivering "high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education".

For more on this year's results, see the Office for Students.