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17th August 2011, 3:21pm
Lincoln still number one for accountancy, say students
Happy Lincoln students Accountancy at the University of Lincoln has come top in the UK’s largest student satisfaction survey for the third year running.

This year’s National Student Survey gathered opinions from 265,000 final-year undergraduates from 154 higher education institutions and 99 further education colleges across the UK. It was conducted independently by Ipsos MORI.

The BA hons in Accountancy and Finance at Lincoln topped the poll of similar courses, with other programmes in the popular Lincoln Business School, such as Marketing (which came second in the country) and Tourism, also ranking in the top 10 per cent nationally. Courses across many other disciplines, including arts and humanities, law and the sciences, were also rated highly.

Professor Scott Davidson, Deputy Vice Chancellor, said: “Our students enjoy their learning in a fantastic new building and have access to great industry insight, contacts and research, backed up with strong career guidance.

“However, what is reflected most strongly in the NSS feedback is that staff at Lincoln really care about their students and are passionate about teaching their subjects.”

The University of Lincoln had one of the highest response rates in the sector - 74 per cent compared to the national average of 67 per cent.

President of the Lincoln Students’ Union Ary Sharif added: “The Students' Union and University have worked closely together to promote the value of the National Student Survey to students and the excellent response rate is a testament to this."  

Minister for Universities David Willetts said of the NSS survey results: ‘This survey shows that student satisfaction is high on average. This is welcome news. No wonder record numbers of young people at home and abroad wish to study at our world-class universities."

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