STRONG STUDENT SATISFACTION WITH AUSTRALIAN UNI STUDY
Four in five students at Australia’s universities are satisfied with the quality of their overall study experience – a strong result consistent with previous annual surveys.
The 2018 Student Experience Survey of more than 280,000 students confirmed the vast majority of undergraduates – a robust 79 per cent – were satisfied with their university studies.
Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said these high levels of student satisfaction reflected a commitment by our universities to deliver engaging, high-quality education.
“Australian universities are constantly innovating to enhance the quality of teaching and learning and student support services,” she said.
“Strong student satisfaction levels across the country are a testament to that consistent focus.”
“The top reasons that students cite for considering leaving their course are health, stress, study-life balance, and the need to do more paid work.”
Indigenous, mature-aged, poorer and regional students and those with a disability were all more likely to consider withdrawing from study due to such financial and personal pressures.
This is consistent with the findings of the 2017 UA Student Finances Survey
, which found 1 in 7 students said they regularly went without food or other necessities because they could not afford them. This financial pressure was even more acute for Indigenous and regional students.
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