The Russell Group unis where you’re most likely to be unsatisfied with your course

It’s not looking good for Newcastle and Edinburgh


I don’t think anyone will disagree with me when I say, it’s been a pretty shit year to be a student.

Students up and down the country have been locked up in sub-standard accommodation, sent shitty food parcels, been barred from campus, had fences put up outside halls, faced elevated levels of anxiety, had graduations scrapped and have been either forgotten or scapegoated by the government depending on which side of the bed Boris Johnson choses to get out of in the morning.

And then there’s been the actual teaching. Lectures have been shifted online, along with exams, libraries have been hard to access and students have had to face the nightmare that is the breakout room.

It’s obviously no surprise therefore that many students haven’t been satisfied with the standard of education they’re receiving, given the old nine grand price tag.

The percentage of students who were satisfied with their course dropped by eight per cent this year

332.5k students took part in the National Student Survey 2021 which found that 75 per cent of respondents were satisfied with their course. This figure is down from 83 per cent in 2020.

Usually, universities are required to promote the findings of the survey to their students, but this year, they’ve been let off the hook to “reduce the burden on universities and colleges during the pandemic.”

So, without further ado, here’s a breakdown of the Russell Group universities where you’re most and least likely to be satisfied with the quality of your course:

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