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Student Barometer Summer Wave Results 2010

Response 

21% of students responded to this wave (a total of 972 students).

Level of StudyInternational StudentsHome Students
UG34%63%
PGT45%29%
PGR18%7%
Foundation2%-
Other1%1%

Where we are doing well

Most satisfied elements overall:

SOASSummer 2010 (Satisfied)
Expert Lecturers95%
Multicultural95%
Academics' English93%
Other friends90%
Good place to be90%
Course content89%
Good Teachers87%
Safety86%
Language Support85%
Research83%

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
Multicultural - 1st place in all 3 groupings
Course Content - 1st place in London and the 1994 group

Where we could do better

Most dissatisfied elements overall:

SOASSummer 2010 (dissatisfied)
Sport facilities59%
Careers advice57%
Accommodation cost52%
Living cost46%
Earning money40%
Work experience38%
Financial Support29%

What next?

Summary reports were discussed at the Student Experience Committee and the Academic Development Committee. Along with other student feedback data they have been used to inform decisions related to improving the student experience.