81% satisfaction rating among students

Published on Tuesday 17 January 2012 in the Dundalk Democrat

THERE is an 81% satisfaction rating among students at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), according to a student survey conducted by CourseHub.ie.

The survey, which was conducted in May 2011, also reveals that 36% of DkIT students say that their course is not what they expected.

The data shows that the satisfaction rating for academic standards is 66%, which is below the national average of 79%. The satisfaction rating with the campus facilities is also below the national average.

There is a 58% satisfaction rating among students with DkIT's campus facilities, compared to the national average of 69%. However, there the satisfaction rating with student life at DkIT is only marginally lower at 75% compared to the national average of 76%.

DkIT students reported that they spend on average e320 on rent and e336 on living espenses each month. The lowest average rent of e253 reported by students of GMIT and the highest average of e597 and e470 reported in Dublin by students at RCSI and Trinity College respectively.

The national survey revealed University of Limerick to be the favourite college in the country among students, with the university receiving an overall satisfaction rating of 85%.

According to CourseHub.ie, the survey will provide food for thought for the estimated 40,000 students preparing for the initial CAO application deadline of February 1.