International students rate Flinders highly

manaltriFlinders University has achieved a high overall satisfaction appraisal from international students in the 2011 International Student Barometer (ISB).

The ISB survey results demonstrate Flinders University is performing strongly in areas of satisfaction examined in the study including learning, living, support, and arrival services.

The majority of international students revealed they would recommend Flinders University to others considering a tertiary education.

The survey identified the five most important factors for students choosing to study at Flinders University as the quality of teaching, reputation of the qualification, institution reputation, reputation of the education system in the country and the cost of living.

Specific areas of strength revealed in the survey include student satisfaction regarding graduate employability, good teachers, expert lecturers, social activities, living costs, access and quality of accommodation, student advisory and welcome services.

The results which were presented to Flinders University in early September by external research company i-graduate provide global, local and customised benchmarks for international student feedback.

International Office Director Ms Virginia Pattingale is pleased with the trend of results from the survey which corroborate Flinders commitment to student satisfaction.

“For the last three years we have participated in the ISB to benchmark ourselves against more than 200 education institutions worldwide and 28 nationally,” Ms Pattingale said.

“It is excellent to see the high regard Flinders international students have for the services we are providing. The results gained are highly valuable and will help sanction improvement in the key areas identified by our students,” she said.

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