Thumbs up from archaeology students in annual satisfaction survey

UHI Archaeology Institute lecturer Martin Carruthers (left) with postgraduate students. (Tim Winterburn)

Students have given their experience with the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute a definite thumbs-up.

The 2020 National Student survey shows that overall satisfaction for undergraduate archaeology students was 92.3 per cent. The Scottish average was 85 per cent.

Meanwhile, the 2020 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey revealed that student satisfaction was 88 per cent compared to a Scottish average of 78 per cent.

Welcoming the survey findings, director of the UHI Archaeology Institute, Professor Jane Downes, said: “The positive survey results are great news and testament to the hard work and dedication of the Archaeology Institute’s teaching staff.”

Mairead Morgan, a fourth-year BA (Hons) archaeology student said: “The teaching staff have been so encouraging and supportive, and their enthusiasm has both encouraged and inspired my own interest in archaeology.”

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