24 August 2015
Students have rated Oxford's libraries as some of the best in the UK for the third year running. The results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) revealed that 97% of students at the University of Oxford felt the libraries met their needs, the highest satisfaction score of any UK university and further education institutions. Oxford's libraries have consistently been at or near the top of the poll over the past six years.
The NSS is an independent national initiative, now in its eleventh year, which aims to capture the educational experience of students. The survey runs annually 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 six areas, including teaching, assessment, academic support, organization and learning resources. This year nearly 500,000 final-year students responded. The results are published on Unistats.com, where they offer valuable information to prospective students and their advisors.