We’re all celebrating here at UWL after returning to our rightful place in the National Student Survey. Last year we suffered a bit of a wobble but our staff and students have worked tirelessly to get us back to where we belong and yesterday that work was justified. Our students showed that we are the number 20 university for student satisfaction in the UK and in many categories, the number one university in London. Why? Because we focus on what’s important to our students. You just have to enter the University’s St Mary’s campus to see that students are what matter most to those of us that work here. So a huge thank you to our students for demonstrating their faith in us and mighty congratulations to the academic, professional and support colleagues who help make our student dreams a reality.

The news couldn’t have come at a better time when we were enjoying our Festival of Learning. With more than 200 delegates the place was packed with people who had come to learn and debate about ‘Feedback’. The Festival was launched by a keynote from Professor David Boud and to prevent that post-prandial lag, Dr Naomi Winstone got everyone thinking about the psychology of Feedback. Along with some outstanding presentations from colleagues at UWL, we could not have had a better subject on the day we became the number one university in London for student satisfaction with assessment and feedback.

More information on the Festival and the resources can be found on the relevant pages under ‘Staff Development’/’Festival of Learning and Teaching’ and see the Tweets #UWLFLT19.