University of East London: UEL ranks first in London for student satisfaction in Architecture


NSS 2022 shows positive results for UEL’s architecture and design courses.

at UEL was ranked the highest in London for overall student satisfaction, teaching on my course, academic support, learning community and students’ union, National Student Survey (NSS) 2022 reveals. The rankings also placed architecture in second place nationally with an overall satisfaction rate of 95 per cent.

For the second time in two years,
BA Interior Design
at UEL also received 100 per cent student satisfaction in the rankings. Design studies at UEL ranked fourth out of 12 higher education institutions nationally.

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.

UEL possesses international renown architecture and design courses, where students have access to our
brand new
state-of-the-art facilities including wood, metal and plaster workshops, digital fabrication areas, high spec computer labs and more.

Our courses focus on employability and our architecture and design students receive excellent career opportunities with our industry partners including The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and British Land.

The positive results come after UEL students transformed a disused office in London showcasing
Show 22
– UEL’s end-of-year architecture and design exhibition.

Carl Callaghan, head of the department of architecture and visual arts, said: “This is an impressive achievement, and our staff can be very proud of their hard work in creating such a positive and impactful learning environment for our students.

“Our architecture and design courses have been tailored by our partners in industry and use cutting edge equipment to challenges and prepare students for the jobs of the future.”

Professor David Tann
, dean of ACE, said: “I am extremely proud to see that our architecture courses achieved such great student satisfaction results in the recent NSS survey.

“Student feedback is incredibly important to us, and we have listened diligently to what our students have said, so we’re very proud that this has been reflected in our results.

“Our staff work incredibly hard to ensure that our students have the best possible experience when studying at UEL. We will use these positive results to continue our work in improving our courses and provide students with opportunities to grow and develop as they prepare for their future careers.”

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