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100% overall student satisfaction for Development Studies and International Relations

Politics and International Relations 4 September 2015

Politics and International Relations students

The University of Westminster’s Department of Politics and International Relations has enjoyed spectacular success in the latest National Student Survey (NSS, 2015) with a number of its flagship courses highly ranked within the sector.

BA Development Studies and International Relations received a 100% overall student satisfaction rating. It saw its scores improve in a number of areas, including teaching, assessment, and organisation and management.

Students on BA Politics and International Relations, the largest course in the Politics and International Relations subject area, also performed strongly. Students who graduated on BA Politics and International Relations recorded an overall student satisfaction rating of 94% in 2014/15.

Dr Dibyesh Anand, Head of Politics and International Relations, expressed his delight at hearing the good results for these courses. “We are absolutely thrilled by this year’s National Student Survey Results. Our department is all about ensuring that students have a chance to grow both intellectually and professionally and develop a global outlook.”

The department has introduced a number of new initiatives in recent years, including residential weekends and fieldtrips to Berlin and Istanbul. Students studying Politics, International Relations and Development Studies also gain professional experience with the highly successful internship programme.

Reflecting on the success of the Development Studies and International Relations programme, Dr Farhang Morady noted that “staff in the department do their absolute best to ensure that the student journey is rich, rewarding and opens up new horizons and possibilities. We thank those students who took the time to fill in the survey and we know that feedback is about continued improvement.”

Academic staff from the department will reflect upon the feedback at their annual September planning day.


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