University of East London: NSS 2022 Shows Positive Results For UEL’s Public Health Course

The BSc (Hons) in Public Health at the University of East London has been ranked the highest in London for academic support and assessment and feedback, the National Student Survey (NSS) 2022 reveals.

The Covid-19 pandemic gave students an opportunity to apply theory to practice. Whether interpreting epidemiological data in real-time or discussing the principles of surveillance, risk management and emergency preparedness, students have had the chance to understand how the varied skills they have learnt encompass the three broad domains of Public Health.
Stephanie Messner, subject area head, Global Public Health, said,

The development of the apprenticeship element of the course as well as the re-validation of our traditional BSc Public Health has allowed us to underpin our courses with relevant professional frameworks as well as work more closely with our ever-increasing numbers of partners. These include colleagues at King’s Fund, UKHSA and OHID as well as our many NHS trust partners. “

“We continue to work in close partnership to make sure that our curriculum stays industry- relevant; making sure that our graduates have the most up-to-date skill set for the industry they are entering. This, in line with our programme being mapped to the core public health professional frameworks, gives our students a unique advantage to be in a position to become Public Health Practitioners by starting their UKPHR registration.”

The NSS invites students to share their experiences of studying at universities and ranks them according to overall satisfaction. Topics measured include course organisation and management, assessment and feedback, academic support, quality of teaching, development opportunities, student unions and more.

This survey was one of the largest on record – with around 325,000 responses from students across the UK.
Professor Jane Perry, Dean of UEL’s School of Health, Sport and Bioscience said, “We are delighted with this outcome, particularly as we emerge from the pandemic. Public Health as a career has never been more important and we are delighted that our staff and students have been pivotal to making a difference and striving forward with new ways of working that the students clearly visualise and enjoy.”

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