Yesterday the NSS results for 2020 were published and we are delighted to say that across the Chemistry subject area (i.e. for PCS and chemistry courses combined), this year’s voting students gave us an Overall Satisfaction score of 100 %.
This year has been a difficult year for staff and students largely due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which had a profound and rapid effect on the way our courses were delivered. On top of this, the 2019 NSS Overall Satisfaction was an all-time low for the Chemistry@Brighton team and we spent much of the year trying to identify and address the issues that the NSS 2019 raised. However, with the help of our students and specifically through their honest contributions to our focus groups, and their rapid communication of issues arising to course reps, we were able to take action to avoid a repeat of any of the issues that had a negative effect on our 2019 NSS score. So, a big thank you to our PCS and chemistry students.
The NSS results come on top of several other Chemistry@Brighton successes this year. Sihem Ziada, current Chemistry 3rd year, was elected president of the Brighton University Student’s Union – more details here. Professor Ostler was elected Chair of the Heads of Chemistry at the Royal Society of Chemistry – more details here. Professor Patel was awarded a Fellowship of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Final year project work of previous students Hannah Cave, Maciej Migas and George Garret was published in three journal articles and Chemistry staff continued to publish high impact research including a recent publication in Advanced Functional Materials (Impact Factor 15.621).
The Chemistry@Brighton team