Westminster School of Media and Communication Shines in NSS Results

27 July 2021
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Westminster School of Media and Communication has bucked national trends in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS), exceeding subject benchmarks in all areas, to become the highest performing School in the University of Westminster for overall satisfaction. The School also leads in the assessment and feedback, learning opportunities, academic support, learning community and student voice categories.

These excellent results, which build on gains in 2020 were achieved against a backdrop of an overall fall in satisfaction across the Higher Education sector. The national drop in satisfaction reflected the challenges of Covid19 which forced many university courses to be taught fully online. In response to the Schools above national average NSS results Head of School, Michaela O’Brien, said “we are all thrilled by these results and I am very proud that our students have given this ‘vote of confidence’ in their learning and teaching at the University of Westminster. The past 16 months have been gruelling for students and their lecturers alike. I am delighted that students have appreciated and benefited from the hard work our teaching teams put in to support our students through Covid, and that their learning experience has been so good despite the pandemic.”

The School’s director of teaching and learning, Doug Specht, added that “to see our satisfaction rates grow during such a difficult year, during which many other parts of the sector have seen falls, reflects not only the incredible hard work undertaken by our colleagues to prepare for the unprecedented move to online delivery, but also their dedication in supporting our students and making the School of Media and Communication a supportive, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating place to study regardless of background or experience.”

As the new academic year approaches the School aims to build on these successes delivering high quality, responsive and adaptable courses that are not only robust in the face of the on-going pandemic, but which will also provide students with the opportunities to explore new ideas, new ways of working, undertake work experience and gain the skills and knowledge they need for a fast changing and dynamic world.

The School of Media and Communication is home to a wide range of courses. For more information about studying with us visit: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/media-and-communication-courses


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