School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences at the top of its game

  • Date

    Wed 30 Aug 17

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Sports science at the University of Essex has achieved incredibly positive feedback from students with 98% expressing overall satisfaction with their course in the National Student Survey (NSS).

This means Essex is ranked 12th for student satisfaction in sports science out of 127 institutions.

The University of Essex as a whole has also achieved a top 15 ranking for the fifth year running in the NSS Survey out of all English mainstream universities.

Director of Education in the School, Dr Murray Griffin said "We are delighted with this result and, with sports science now part of the newly formed School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, look forward to building on this in years to come."

The NSS results reinforce the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings where Essex was awarded the highest rating of Gold. The TEF Panel stated that at Essex "students from all backgrounds achieve outstanding outcomes with regards to continuation and progression to highly skilled employment or further study, notably exceeding the University's benchmark".

With our top 20 ranking in the Research Excellence Framework in 2014^, this highlights that Essex is a leader in delivering excellence in education and research and is in a very select group of universities that excel at both. For our students this means that the research-led education they receive is of the highest quality, delivered by academics who are world leaders in their fields.

* We define mainstream universities as non-specialist Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with a survey population of at least 500 excluding further education colleges and small and specialist HEIs.

^ Ranked 19th in REF after excluding specialist research institutions the Institute of Cancer Research and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the University of the Highlands and Islands which submitted less than 70 full-time equivalent members of staff.