100% for Overall Student Satisfaction

Posted on 4th February 2015

Whether you look in the Independent, the Guardian, the Sunday Times or the Complete University Guide league tables, year on year you will find that the Department of English at the University of Chester has consistently been in the top strand for student satisfaction.

We were also rated excellent in the last national inspection. We take great pride in the fact that our students enjoy their studies with us so much. Just this last year 100% of our single honours English Literature students reported that they were satisfied with teaching, the detail of comments on feedback and the programme overall. Not bad!

Whilst we are all passionate about our subject and communicating ideas, it is you and your love for the subject which really matters. Communication is critical and a lively seminar debate which pushes at the boundaries of understanding is at the core of the learning experience. Behind these figures and league tables are our students and this is what they had to say (anonymously!) in a recent National Student Survey.

English Student‘Wide and varied selection of modules to choose from.’

‘Passion of the teachers.’

‘My tutors are incredibly supportive.’

‘The course has really helped me to develop as a person and become confident in my English analytical skills.’

‘I love my course.’

‘I have really enjoyed the course, especially the English Department team. Who feel like family and will be sorely missed.’

‘The help and support I have received throughout my course has been exceptional! I always feel that I am able to seek positive advice from my tutors when I feel I am struggling or don’t understand. They always provide an interesting insight into modules on my course and always strive to achieve the best out of their students. I’m thankful for their guidance.’

‘Interesting.  Staff are wonderful. Always there when you need them and push you to do well. Library is amazing.’

‘My course was exceptionally interesting and enjoyable.’

‘The availability of having our personal academic tutors.’

‘Being intellectually challenged has been fantastic.’

Group of English Students