Brighton and Sussex Medical School is one of the top universities for student satisfaction, according to the 2020 National Student Survey.
The small medical institution has overtaken the University of St Andrews as the university that students are most satisfied with. The Scottish institution dropped to second place this year, with its overall satisfaction score falling three percentage points, to 92.73 per cent.
Notable absences from the table include the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
About 310,000 students from 396 universities, colleges and other providers completed the 2020 National Student Survey. This was down from the 330,000 students who did the survey last year.
The survey was made up of 27 questions covering teaching on the course, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, learning community, student voice and student union.
Students were also asked to give their university an overall satisfaction score. The table below shows how all the eligible UK higher education institutions (not including further education colleges and alternative higher education providers that don't have degree awarding powers) performed on this measure. It shows the percentage of students who “definitely” or “mostly” agreed that they were satisfied with course quality.
The Office for Students (which runs the survey) analysed this year's data to determine whether the Covid-19 pandemic had had any impact on the results, and concluded “that the results could be published in full, without any exceptional adjustment to account for the impact of the pandemic”.
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Table note: this table does not include further education colleges and alternative higher education providers that don't have degree awarding powers