NSS student survey ranks Oxford libraries in first place

Students in Lower Camera

16 August 2013

Students have once again rated Oxford’s libraries as some of the best in the UK. The results of the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) show that 98% of students at the University of Oxford felt the libraries met their needs.

Oxford’s libraries have consistently been at or near the top of the poll over the past six years. The average across all participating universities is 80%.

The NSS is an independent national initiative, conducted annually since 2005, that aims to capture the educational experience of students. The survey runs across all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as participating HEIs in Scotland and, since 2008, Further Education Colleges (FECs) in England with directly funded higher education students.

The survey asks final year undergraduates to provide feedback on their courses in a nationally recognised format. It covers seven areas, including teaching, assessment, support, management and resources.

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