In the recent National Student Survey, BGU placed top in the UK for student satisfaction in Literature in English ranked top in the UK.

he NSS is a high-profile annual survey of nearly half a million students in the UK. It gives students the chance to look back on their higher education experience and speak out on everything from the teaching on their course, access to resources and equipment, and even the student voice.

Literature in English gained the maximum score of 100% overall satisfaction, placing BGU first nationally. Members of the BGU community have reflected on this achievement.

Dr Claudia Capancioni Programme Leader for English.

“This is a very special year as we mark our 160th anniversary at Bishop Grosseteste and, as we prepare to welcome back to campus the 2022 graduands and the 2021 graduates to celebrate some remarkable results after two years of unprecedented circumstances at Lincoln Cathedral from 26th to 28th July. And the English department couldn’t be happier than sharing with their students and colleagues their excellent NSS2022 results that place their course first in the UK for students’ satisfaction out of 146 universities. “Our students’ satisfaction with our teaching, assessment and feedback rewards our student-centred approach that puts their individual’s student learning experience at the centre of what we do.” Together with our students, we continued to be resilient and committed, and we are now extremely pleased to celebrate these rewarding results with their excellent final-year results at graduation.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Scott Fleming

“It has been an excellent few months for the English literature team as we recover from the Covid pandemic. First we had the strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework with over 60% of our outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading. Now this outstanding result of 100% overall satisfaction with their programme amongst our English literature students.”

Dean of Faculty, Dr Nick Gee

“Understanding the challenges that our students have faced over the past couple of years, at BGU we have worked tirelessly to support them to achieve their aspirations.  It is fantastic that this has been recognised by our students in the 2022 NSS, and to achieve a 100% overall satisfaction in English Literature is an amazing reflection of the success of our approach.” It is indeed our great honour to receive this confirmation from our students.”

James Duke, Digital Learning Developer

“The pandemic created an extra layer of challenges for our students. This year's NSS results are a testament to the adaptability and resilience of our 2022 graduates and their teachers in embracing flexible and hybrid learning and teaching approaches.”

30th August 2022