Continued Success for Chemistry in 2017 National Student Survey (NSS)

The University of Leicester’s Department of Chemistry has received another exceptionally positive set of responses in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), indicating a very high level of student satisfaction with our degree programmes. The overall level of student satisfaction with the course is 94%, meaning we have achieved mid-nineties percent satisfaction for three years in a row.

The results of this survey come after outstanding performance in both the Times Higher Education (teaching quality/student experience) and the Guardian (overall ranking/feedback satisfaction) league tables.


The strong emphasis that we place on developing high quality graduates through research inspired, small group teaching has clearly been well received by our students. Our Department has some of the best chemistry lecturers in the UK and the small group nature of our teaching and staff open door policy means that students are in frequent contact with academics both in and out of scheduled tuition time.

In addition to the highest quality teaching we have invested heavily in our departmental facilities and are committed to training all of our undergraduates in the very latest state of the art research equipment and analytical facilities.

Finally, the Department prides itself on placing employability at the heart of the curriculum by using innovative teaching approaches such as Context- and Problem-Based Learning and by giving students the opportunity to go on year-long industrial placements. 95% of students who have studied at Leicester will find themselves in further study or professional employment within 6 months of completing their course, and on average earn more than the sector average.

To find out more about the student experience at Leicester sign up for one of our Open Days where you will get a chance to meet current students, talk to our lecturers and experience some of our teaching. For information on the open days please click here

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University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK


Tel: [+44] (0)116 252 2100

Fax: [+44] (0)116 252 3789

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