Isaac Delestre reports for Oxford University’s The Oxford Student on the findings of the recent National Student Survey:
Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) is now officially the least popular student union in the country according to new data released by the National Student Survey (NSS).
OUSU finished joint-last in the survey along with Oxford Brookes Student Union. In both cases only 39 per cent of finalists said that they were satisfied with with their student union.
Although outperforming OUSU, Cambridge’s student union also performed poorly finishing sixth from bottom, with just 46 per cent of students saying they were happy with the services provided by the union.
OUSU’s president, David J. Townsend, responded to the survey: “OUSU has difficulties with student engagement, and the NSS score reflects that… There are some things about Oxford that won’t be changing any time soon, such as the decentralised collegiate structure and the lack of a central Student Union venue, but OUSU can’t blame these idiosyncrasies for all of its problems…
Full article here.