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Department of Financial & Management Studies (DeFiMS)

Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS) achieves excellent levels of student satisfaction

13 August 2014

The 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) shows that the Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS) at SOAS, University of London has increased its level of student satisfaction even from its excellent rate last year.

96% of the Department’s final year SOAS students say they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, up 1% from 2013.  

A particularly high rate of satisfaction was achieved for access to learning resources.  At 95%, this represents an 11% improvement on 2013 and reflects investments we have made to support our students.

Christine Oughton, Professor of Managerial Economics and Head of DeFiMS said: “We are very pleased that the hard work of our teaching and support staff has been recognized by our students in this way. We examine carefully the feedback we receive through the National Student Survey in order to identify improvements so that our students receive the best possible teaching and learning experience.  I am particularly delighted that so many of our students state that our courses are intellectually stimulating and that studying International Management at DeFiMS has given them the confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems and take on new challenges.”

Run by Ipsos-MORI on behalf of the government, the survey helps future students choose their Universities and degrees to study.  The 23 questions asked in the survey cover teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development, overall satisfaction and the Students' Union.