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Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

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The 2016 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, released on Sunday 20th September, is set to place LSE as second in London and in the UK top ten. Responding to the National Student Survey measures used in the rankings, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Professor Craig Calhoun, said:

“These student satisfaction ratings, based on an amalgamation of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) results, are inescapably disappointing.

Education is a top priority for the School. In light of recent surveys, and as part of a firm commitment to our students, LSE is undertaking a range of changes to improve the teaching and learning experience.

Working closely with our students we are putting in place a new education strategy, which will drive up the quality of the learning experience while maintaining our record of producing highly employable graduates.

Each department must now develop a tailored plan, using the recent NSS results, to ensure they are effectively responding to the needs of their students.

We have just introduced a new academic year structure, extending the teaching-focused terms to enable departments to provide additional support for study skills and offer more innovative forms of teaching.

The LSE estate is also set to be transformed in the next few years as we undergo a major redevelopment programme to build a world-class campus. In the meantime we are creating more learning facilities, including teaching rooms, computer rooms and study spaces. 

We believe these changes, coupled with a renewed commitment to teaching quality, will lead to an improved overall experience for students and greater student satisfaction in the years to come.

Despite this disappointing preview, we are confident that the Good University Guide, along with many other university rankings, will continue to highlight the School’s many strengths.”

18 September 2015

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