Teaching quality plus feedback equals top score for Maths

BSc Mathematics course at London Metropolitan University comes top in table for student feedback

Date: 22 June 2013

BSc Mathematics at London Metropolitan University received the highest score in the country for student feedback satisfaction, according to a table produced by The Guardian.

Based on figures from the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS), the table shows that students gave the course a satisfaction score of 89% for the feedback they receive from tutors – higher than any other university.  

The Mathematics students, based in the School of Computing in London Met’s Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing, also gave a Teaching Satisfaction score of 91%, the second highest in London and ninth in the table overall.

These performances in key areas of the student experience led to BSc Mathematics receiving an overall Student Satisfaction score of 93% - beating famous institutions such as the University of Cambridge, UCL and Imperial.

The course also scored 10/10 for added value which, according to Peter Chalk, Head of the School of Computing, reflects the course’s supportive approach.

"We provide lots of support throughout the course, whether through maths clinics and additional teaching or through mentoring and work related learning," said Peter. "We also have small cohorts which have the same tutors throughout the course, with a lot of face-to-face contact with lecturers in the classroom. This means students get a lot of feedback during their studies which is reflected in this excellent NSS score.

"We’re very proud of our maths course at London Met. Over the years we have built a successful reputation and we have established a very good Master’s degree on the back of it.

"Many of our students come from widening participation areas and we have very good progression ratings - these students achieve success. One of the things we are particularly proud of is that many of our graduates go on to become maths teachers in the communities we recruited them from, which is very rewarding."

London Metropolitan University runs a range of mathematical courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, many of which are recognised by The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Find out more about London Met’s Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing

View the full table from The Guardian