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Student Barometer Entry Wave Results 2009

Response 

24% of students responded to the first wave (a total of 989 students).

Level of StudyInternational StudentsHome Students
UG32%61%
PGT50%32%
PGR12%6%
Foundation5%-
Other1%1%

Where we are doing well

Most satisfied elements overall:

SOASAutumn 2009 (Satisfied)
Expert Lecturers96%
Multicultural96%
Course content90%
Other friends91%
Good place to be91%
Other friends (Arrival)91%
Research90%
Safety92%
Academics' English91%
University Clubs and Societies92%

NB. ‘Other friends’ refers to meeting friends from other countries

At present only our international student results are benchmarked against other HEIs in the UK, London HEIs and the 1994 group. Results worth noting are as follows:
Expert lecturers - 1st place in London and 1994 Group
Multicultural - 1st place in all 3 groupings
Other friends (living) - 2nd place in London and 1994 Group
Course Content - 1st Place in London, 1994 Group and UK ISB

Where we could do better

Most dissatisfied elements overall:

SOASAutumn 2007 (dissatisfied)
Living cost50%
Financial Support51%
Bank account (Arrival)48%
Work experience49%
Welcome50%
Earning money53%
Registration46%

What next?

These results will be used in conjunction with the results of the Summer wave and summary reports will be discussed at the Student Experience Committee and the Academic Development Committee. Along with other student feedback data they will be used to inform decisions related to improving the student experience.