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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) given flying marks in UK student survey


By Andrew Dixon

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UHI has scored highly in a survey of postgraduate students.
UHI has scored highly in a survey of postgraduate students.

Postgraduate students have given top marks to the University of the Highlands and Islands in a nationwide survey.

Student satisfaction with UHI's taught postgraduate programmes is significantly above the national average.

It received a score of 85 per cent student satisfaction in the 2020 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey – seven per cent higher than the Scottish average.

The UK-wide survey provides students with an opportunity to provide feedback on learning and teaching, assessment and feedback and organisation and management.

Respondents rated the university particularly highly for its teaching, assessment and course information.

Kirsty Foreman completed an MSc in leadership and management at Inverness College UHI.

She said: “The course was fantastic and the content was really interesting.

“My course leader provided tremendous support, especially when I was completing my research dissertation. I have now taken on extended responsibilities at work and I am looking to progress into management. I’d highly recommend this course and this university.

“The building is beautiful with a friendly, relaxed environment and being able to pop in when studying remotely was a huge help.”

Dr Iain Morrison, University of the Highlands and Islands Dean of Students, said: “Once again, our students are telling us that the University of the Highlands and Islands is one of the best places in the UK to study postgraduate programmes.

“This survey ran entirely during lockdown and the great results come as no surprise, since our dedicated staff have been delivering a personalised learning experience and support to our students for over 20 years, wherever our students choose to study.

“Our strong industry links also ensure our postgraduate students develop the skills, qualifications and confidence required to support the recovery of our region following the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Places on courses are still available for those who want to start their postgraduate journey in September.”

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