100% Student Satisfaction

in the latest National Student Survey
Thursday, August 10, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dentistry at Dundee ranked No. 1 in the UK in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), receiving an incredible 100% overall satisfaction rating from our students.

The University of Dundee is ranked 9th in the UK in the 2017 NSS, achieving a top 10 place for a second successive year.

The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90 per cent, well above the sector average of 84 per cent, and was ranked 2nd in Scotland. 

These positive results follow on from the University being given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the results of which were published in June. 

The survey, completed by 80 per cent of final year students, asks 27 questions across eight themes relating to their experiences of learning and teaching. Across these themes, Dundee students ranked their university 5th for Teaching, 9th for Learning Community, 11th for Learning Resources, and 12th for Learning Opportunities.

Kevin Davey, Associate Dean for Quality and Academic Standards, said, "This is an outstanding result both at the university and national level and will help to maintain the excellent reputation of the school, which will result in our ability to continue to recruit the very best students. This result is a reflection of the high quality of the teaching and support our students receive from both University and NHS staff across the board, and is a credit to our students."

Peter Mossey, Associate Dean for Research, added, "The NSS is a well established and well respected barometer of how Schools throughout the country are performing, and this is an outstanding result for Dentistry in Dundee and will help to maintain the exceptional reputation of our school at national and international levels, building on our successes in the recent past."

The NSS results follow on from strong performances by the University in several prestigious rankings.

In other recent successes, Dundee has been:

  • named Scottish University of the Year for both 2016 and 2017 (Times and Sunday Times)
  • ranked in the World’s Top 200 Universities and 28th in the UK (Times Higher World University Rankings 2016/17)
  • ranked in the top 10 in the UK for employability (Times Higher Education 2016)
  • ranked 1st in Scotland, 3rd in the UK and 14th globally for overall average student satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2017)
  • ranked among the top 25 most innovative universities in Europe, 1st in Scotland, and 5th in the UK (Reuters 2017)
  • named the UK’s top university under 50 years old and 16th in the global table (Times Higher Education 2017)
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