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Sheffield Hallam has improved its score for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) putting it in the top 50 comparable universities in the UK.

The results of the survey, which is a key measure of the student experience, saw the University move up to 46th among 121 comparable* higher education institutions in the UK. 

A total of 85 per cent of Sheffield Hallam students agreed with the NSS statement ‘Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course’ which represents a one per cent increase on last year’s results.

Sheffield Hallam bucked the trend of falling overall satisfaction nationally - meaning it is now above the national average of 84 per cent satisfaction.

Sheffield Hallam has been shown to be leading the sector for satisfaction with learning resources after being ranked 8th with a score of 90 per cent.

A number of courses across the University received 100 per cent satisfaction including mechanical engineering, fashion, sociology, human biology, forensic accounting and international business. 

Professor Christina Hughes, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, said: "The results of this year's NSS highlights the real progress Sheffield Hallam is making in providing an excellent experience for students as well as first-rate teaching and learning facilities. 


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“It is testament to the commitment and hard work of our staff that the university is rated above the sector average for England in the NSS and specifically in the three TEF measures of course teaching, assessment and feedback, and academic support.

“An excellent student experience will continue to be a key priority for Sheffield Hallam. I look forward to our continued improvement in providing students with world-class teaching and support.”

*We benchmark against a list of comparable higher education institutions which are universities excluding small and specialist institutions.

For press information: Jo Beattie in the Sheffield Hallam University press office on 0114 225 2811 or email