The School of Law performed exceptionally well in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), achieving an overall satisfaction rate of 96%. The NSS surveys all final year undergraduate students in the UK to gather their views on the quality of teaching and learning on their degree.
The 96% rate of law student satisfaction at Queen’s is 8% above the law sector average and places the School of Law at Queen’s within the top 10 law schools in the UK and second among Russell Group comparators. The strong satisfaction rating from our students was also key to the Law School making the eye-catching move to 8th in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 (Law Schools), an improvement of 18 places from the previous year.
We are delighted that, despite a tough employment marketplace, a law degree from a School ranking within the top 10 schools of its kind in the UK, will bring significant benefits to our current students and for our Queen’s Law School alumni.
The result was the culmination of a number of initiatives put in place to improve the law student experience by former Head of School (Professor Colin Harvey) and Professor Pete Shirlow, as Director of Education. These initiatives were embraced fully by, and taken in cooperation with, both the staff at the law school and the student law society.
For the year ahead the School has already begun to invest resources in further enhancing our students’ learning experience, and in particular with regard to personal development, feedback and career/employability skills.
Professor Jack Anderson
Director of Education