St Mary's University ranked London's 3rd-best University in National Student Survey 2021

According to the results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021, St Mary’s University, Twickenham has continued its excellent student satisfaction ratings, ranking amongst the top universities nationally.

The annual survey conducted among final year students nationwide, found that students at the University have rated St Mary’s third in London for overall student satisfaction amongst higher education institutions with university status. St Mary’s continued to outperform the sector this year, ranking 18th nationally for overall satisfaction, 6.3% ahead of the sector average.

St Mary’s also ranked second in London amongst higher education institutions with university status for learning opportunities and learning community. The University outperformed the sector average in the six other key categories:

  • Teaching on my course
  • Academic support
  • Student voice
  • Assessment and feedback
  •  Learning resources
  •  Organisation and management

After the announcement, St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Anthony McClaran thanked all staff for the amazing way they supported the students throughout their time at the university and also thanked the students for the resilience they showed over the year.

The brilliant results also continued at subject level, with 14 of the 18 subjects offered at St Mary’s outperforming the sector average. Students also rated St Mary’s Students’ Union (SMSU) second in London. The Union’s strong year of campaigning at the University, with their successful period poverty campaign ensuring funding for free period products across the University, amongst others was key to this achievement. Their brilliant ‘Simmies at Home’ campaign and ‘Student Reconnect Week’ also helped keep students­­ entertained during the lockdowns and the return to campus in May.

St Mary’s Students’ Union (SMSU) Life President Ahmed El Hana has promised there are a lot planned for the year ahead to make it the best year for the Simmie community and thanked the SU team for their work over the past year.