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National Student Survey

The results are in... we are #1 in Birmingham for the 5th year in a row.

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The National Student Survey is organised by the Office for Students and gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses to help inform prospective students’ choices, provide data to help universities improve the student experience and support public accountability. Every university in the UK takes part in the annual survey, which enjoys consistently high response rates.

Students’ Unions are rated based off of Question 25 in the NSS which states: “How well does the students' union (association or guild) represent students' academic interests?”

We are so pleased to announce that on Thursday 10th August we received the NSS results and Newman Students’ Union ranked 1st in Birmingham for the fifth year in a row, with an 84.5% positivity measure which is 10.3% above the benchmark.

Along with this, we also ranked:

1st in the Midlands
2nd in the Cathedrals Group
4th in the UK

As a Students’ Union, we know that this is just one measure of our success but is one that we are tremendously proud of! We would like to thank last year’s officer and staff team for all their hard work that contributed to this outcome. It is a testament to the hard work that Newman Students’ Union does to make sure that we are working in the best interest of and supporting our students here at Newman. We aim to provide the best student experience for all Newman students and are proud to be a part of such an amazing community with students at the heart of it.

We would also like to recognise the hard work and great achievements of our institution. Newman University received some amazing scores this year in the NSS with their overall satisfaction levels at Newman being above sector average in 96% of the questions asked and with the library having a 95% satisfaction rate and being the highest in Birmingham for the sixth year running.

We look forward to the year ahead and to continue striving to be the best Students’ Union for our students.

Zoe Harrison

President of Newman Students’ Union