Graduates at the University of Divinity's Melbourne 2019 Graduation Ceremony.

University of Divinity leading positive student experience in Australian universities

The University of Divinity is a learning community comprising eleven colleges based in three states and online, offering a broad range of opportunities to address the issues of the contemporary world through critical engagement with Christian theological traditions.

The University of Divinity has been recognised for the second year in a row as the leading university in Australia for positive student experience, according to the 2018 Student Experience Survey results, released in April this year under the Federal Government’s Quality Indicator for Learning and Teaching (QILT) program.

The University of Divinity topped the nation with students rating their overall experience positively in both undergraduate (92%) and postgraduate coursework (89%) studies, well above the national averages of 79% and 76%, respectively.

The University particularly celebrates the recognition of outstanding teaching quality, student support and learning resources from both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Sherlock said:

The results reflect the dedication and passion demonstrated by our academic staff in providing a vibrant and challenging learning experience, and deep engagement with students’ needs made possible by our small class sizes.

The Student Experience Survey (SES) provides a national architecture for collecting feedback on key facets of the higher education student experience. In doing so, it assembles important data on the experience of current, on-shore commencing and later-year undergraduate and, since 2017, postgraduate coursework students. The SES measures five aspects of the student experience: Skills Development, Learner Engagement, Teaching Quality, Student Support, and Learning Resources.

The figures quoted are taken from the National QILT Report. You can read the full 2018 Student Experience Survey National Report online.

Quality of entire educational experience for undergraduate university students, SES 2018
Quality of entire educational experience for postgraduate coursework university students, SES 2018


View the full 2018 National Report

This article was first posted on Vox on 11 April 2019. 

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