SOAS University of London

High rates of satisfaction among SOAS Law students

14 August 2013

The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) shows that SOAS, University of London has increased its overall student satisfaction by 4%.

88% of final year students say they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, the highest level of satisfaction achieved since the survey began and 4% above the sector average.

Some of the happiest students are in our School of Law: 87% of students said they were satisfied with their course, an improvement of 7% on the previous year.

Teaching in the School of Law received a student satisfaction rating of 91%, one of the highest at SOAS.  96% of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things and 91% described the course as intellectually stimulating.

Paul Kohler, Head of the School of Law, said: “We take the student experience very seriously within the SOAS School of Law. Following feedback from Law students, we have made great improvements to all aspects of our provision. I am delighted this has been reflected in the 2013 National Student Survey, with raised levels of student satisfaction within the School of Law across all seven categories of assessment and an average increase of 10% on last year's figures. Most significantly, following investment in how we prepare students for their end of year exams, we recorded an unprecedented leap of 24% in satisfaction for Feedback & Assessment, a category in which many Law Schools have traditionally under-performed."

81% of students say they are happy with the level of contact they had with staff, and their satisfaction with access to learning resources also improved by 7% to 86% following a multi-million pound refurbishment of the Library.