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First results National Student Survey 2024 released

The first results of the National Student Survey 2024 are released. Radboud students are once again largely satisfied. Study load remains a concern.

On Tuesday 28 May 2024, the results of the National Student Survey 2024 (NSE) were made public by the National Centre for Student Choice. The NSE is a large-scale nationwide survey that annually invites all students in higher education to give their opinions on all aspects of their studies. Over 7,200 Radboud University students completed the NSE this year.

To all students: thank you very much for your cooperation! Thanks to your overwhelmingly expressed opinions, together we can improve our education and facilities even further.

First results: what goes well and what could be better?

As in previous years, students at Radboud University are mostly (very) satisfied with the various aspects of the programme and often more satisfied than the average of Dutch universities. In addition to the content of the programme, the atmosphere is also rated highly and students would choose the same programme again in large numbers.

What aspects are students especially satisfied with?

As Radboud University, we have distinguished ourselves for years on the themes of teachers, study support and involvement and contact. Study programme content is also rated (very) positively. Radboud University students also largely experience a safe climate at the university and increasingly feel that the university pays attention to equal treatment. The average rating students give for social safety at the university is 8.29, which is higher than last year's rating (8.14).

Where's room for improvement, according to our students? 

The issue of study load is a major concern according to students. In particular, the distribution of the study load over the academic year and the extent to which credits (ECs) match have not been assessed positively for several years. Moreover, students from other universities tend to be more satisfied with the study load than our students. The study load therefore remains a theme that deserves emphatic attention.

The other theme that students rate somewhat less positively is the connection to professional careers. However, Radboud students are still more positive about this than the national average. 

Where can the results be found?

This fact sheet from Studiekeuze123 presents the first results of the NSE 2024 for Radboud University. It contains the results of the general themes submitted to all universities. Radboud University's results in 2024 are compared with those of 2023 and with the national average of universities in 2024.

After the summer, the results will become available in more extensive form, such as per faculty and programme and also of the so-called flexible shell themes, some of which each university could choose to submit to its own students. The results can then be accessed via this interactive dashboard, among others. Naturally, these results are widely communicated and discussed, also within the study programmes themselves.

What happens with the results?

The results from the NSE are used by Radboud University and individual study programmes on an ongoing basis to further improve the quality of education and facilities of the study programmes and university. Programmes study their results and, together with students, look at where extra attention and action are needed. In addition, the national results are used for study advice on studychoice123.nl and the student ratings also serve as a source for Elsevier Best Studies and the Keuzegids.

Prize winners

As thanks for participating in the NSE, the National Centre for Student Choice is raffling off a number of fun prizes among the students who completed the survey. The prize winners have since been notified. This year, one of the grand prizes-an Apple MacBook Air-was won by a Radboud University student

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