Best ever degree results for Greenwich students
By poppy_smith | Thursday, February 21, 2013, 20:26
Students graduating from the University of Greenwich last year achieved record degree results, according to newly released figures from HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency).
Top grades have been awarded to over half of all those completing undergraduate studies, with 56.6% leaving the university with a 2:1 or First Class Honours degree.
Degree results at Greenwich have been improving steadily over recent years, underpinned by initiatives to boost teaching excellence and invest in vital support services such as libraries and technology. There is also an increasing emphasis on personal tutoring and pastoral care.
Students praised the quality of teaching at Greenwich in the latest independent National Student Survey (NSS). Eighty-nine per cent of final-year students said that staff are good at explaining things and rated their courses highly for intellectual stimulation, enthusiastic lecturers and interesting subjects. Almost nine out of ten students endorsed the university's focus on employability and careers, saying that their placements helped them to develop important skills.
These results put Greenwich among the nation's top five institutions for overall student satisfaction in:law, engineering & technology and matehmatical sciences.
Mathematical sciences ecorded its highest overall satisfaction score in the university, 98 per cent, followed by Law at 97 per cent.
The University of Greenwich's Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Maguire, says: "Many congratulations to our graduates who have studied hard to make the most of the many opportunities on offer here and have achieved these excellent results. I welcome them to our network of alumni, who are working in senior positions around the world, and wish them every success in the future.
"Outstanding quality teaching and learning remains at the heart of our strategy; our aim is to maximize the individual potential and satisfaction of every individual student, bringing together subject expertise with the attributes that employers value."