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The delusional Doxbridge and Woxbridge types are ****ing hilarious. :lol:
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(Original post by cazzem)
. In my opinion, student satisfaction is not at all relevant or an appropriate use of measurement, when determining the quality of a university.
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Out of interest: which of the NSS questions do you think are not relevant or appropriate for determining quality?

nss qs

teaching on my course
Staff are good at explaining things
Staff have made the subject interesting
Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching
The course is intellectually stimulating

Assessment and Feedback
The criteria used in marking have been made clear in advance
Assessment arrangements and marking have been fair
Feedback on my work has been prompt
I have received detailed comments on my work
Feedback on my work has helped me clarify things I did not understand

Academic support
I have received sufficient advice and support with my studies
I have been able to contact staff when I needed to
Good advice was available when I needed to make study choices

Organisation & Management
The timetable works effectively as far as my activities are concerned
Any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
The course is well organised and is running smoothly

Learning Resources
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to
I have been able to access specialised equipment, facilities, or rooms when I needed to

Personal development
The course has helped me to present myself with confidence
My communication skills have improvedAs a result of the course,
I feel confident in tackling unfamiliar problems

Overall satisfaction
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course
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Overrated:
London Met.
Nottingham trent
Middlesex
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(Original post by PQ)
Out of interest: which of the NSS questions do you think are not relevant or appropriate for determining quality?

nss qs

teaching on my course
Staff are good at explaining things
Staff have made the subject interesting
Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching
The course is intellectually stimulating

Assessment and Feedback
The criteria used in marking have been made clear in advance
Assessment arrangements and marking have been fair
Feedback on my work has been prompt
I have received detailed comments on my work
Feedback on my work has helped me clarify things I did not understand

Academic support
I have received sufficient advice and support with my studies
I have been able to contact staff when I needed to
Good advice was available when I needed to make study choices

Organisation & Management
The timetable works effectively as far as my activities are concerned
Any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
The course is well organised and is running smoothly

Learning Resources
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to
I have been able to access specialised equipment, facilities, or rooms when I needed to

Personal development
The course has helped me to present myself with confidence
My communication skills have improvedAs a result of the course,
I feel confident in tackling unfamiliar problems

Overall satisfaction
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course
It's no individual question, the idea of student satisfaction factoring in is bull**** altogether. There's only one metric that matters... prestige.
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Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial

Do any of the other unis even matter?
There is not some kind of inexplicable quantum leap in the quality of universities when you get to Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and Imperial.
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Probably Robert Gordon and Aberdeen, especially for engineering. If you want a career in Oil and Gas, those are the unis to be at.
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St Andrews definitely, incredibly underrated.
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(Original post by TheGuyReturns)
It's no individual question, the idea of student satisfaction factoring in is bull**** altogether. There's only one metric that matters... prestige.
So current students that disagree when asked if staff are good at explaining things or are available to speak to is bull****. You don't think a university that fails at teaching, assessing work, organising a course should have their prestige damaged?
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Durham. It is one of the intellectual trinity: Doxbridge.
Here we have a Durham student lmao
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Queen's Belfast?
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(Original post by PQ)
So current students that disagree when asked if staff are good at explaining things or are available to speak to is bull****. You don't think a university that fails at teaching, assessing work, organising a course should have their prestige damaged?
I'm afraid when the chips are down, and you're applying for jobs... no one is going to care where some namby pamby league table put your university. It will come down to prestige.
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UEA,Southampton,Sussex,Sheffield.
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(Original post by wilson_smith)
There is not some kind of inexplicable quantum leap in the quality of universities when you get to Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and Imperial.
It was sarcasm. I'd expect a lot of people here to defend their unis so I just listed the best 4 in UK.
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(Original post by TheGuyReturns)
I'm afraid when the chips are down, and you're applying for jobs... no one is going to care where some namby pamby league table put your university. It will come down to prestige.
:rofl:

Ok. Come back to me when you want to talk about the question I asked (which of the NSS questions do you think are not relevant or appropriate for determining quality?) rather than the argument you're having with what you're imagining me asking.
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Kent is very underrated, a very good up and coming university
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Here we have a Durham student lmao
Not at all. I just like propagating the negative stereotype of Durham students.
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The Open University. Doesn't even appear in most league tables. Yet their MBA, for one, has triple accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. And many FTSE 100 companies have sponsored their employees to study with them. So they can't be that bad.
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It's got to be Nottingham. What is even going on with Notts and national league tables? I went there on an open day and there is no way it is only 25th in the country or whatever.

Could tactically say Manchester too as I'm in the mood for rep and statistically they have the most students... :3
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Manchester, Lancaster, UEA, Glasgow
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Isn't keele like a dump
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