Graduates rate Notre Dame 5 stars for the ninth year in a row

19 August 2015

The University of Notre Dame Australia has received 5-star ratings from graduates for the ninth consecutive year as published by The Good Universities Guide 2016.

The Good Universities Guide includes ratings on the performance of Australian universities using a broad range of indicators (based on the Australian Graduate Survey results and Government reported data), which examines graduates’ educational experiences and outcomes. To receive a 5-star rating in any category, graduates’ ratings need to fall in the top 20 per cent across all higher education institutions.

This is the ninth year in a row in which Notre Dame has received maximum 5-star ratings in the categories of: ‘Teaching Quality’, ‘Generic Skills’ and ‘Overall Graduate Satisfaction’. In the latest results, Notre Dame also received 5-star ratings in the categories of ‘Graduate Starting Salary’ and ‘Getting a Full Time Job’ for the second year in a row.

“We are delighted that our graduates continue to value their Notre Dame experience so highly and that their outcomes post-University are so positive,” Professor Celia Hammond, Notre Dame Vice Chancellor, said.

“Students are at the heart of Notre Dame. We recognise and value the uniqueness of each and every student and we seek to provide an environment in which every student is encouraged and enabled to reach their potential.”

Reflecting the University’s outstanding achievement in the Overall Graduate Satisfaction category, Brad Goddard, Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science graduate from the Fremantle Campus, said the pastoral care Notre Dame lecturers provided all students gave him every opportunity to succeed.

“As a mature-age student, I cannot express enough how grateful I am to have pursued my studies at Notre Dame. I would highly recommend this wonderful 5-star university to any student looking to enter higher education learning,” Mr Goddard said.

“The University enabled me to feel comfortable in my studies, provided every pathway possible to succeed, and treated each student as an individual, not a number. The smaller class and tutorial sizes allow for greater learning potential and the ability to achieve results far beyond one’s expectations.”

Natasha Rodricks, Bachelor of Arts graduate from the School of Arts & Sciences, Sydney, said she felt enriched by the environment of creativity the University fostered and encouraged.

“Throughout my study, deliberately smaller class sizes at the University meant that my questions never went unanswered. Furthermore, approachable lecturers and tutors who had a vested interest in my learning and future goals were always on hand to mentor and encourage me beyond my personal doubts and concerns,” Ms Rodricks said.

“I feel privileged to have completed my education at an institution that values learning, community and the personal development of each of its students. Notre Dame has truly earned its 5-star ratings.

“My time at Notre Dame has set me up well for the future, shaping me to think critically, logically and morally when faced with new problems and decisions.”

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