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Students of God happiest (with their studies)

Satisfaction reports reveal which faculties are best and worst at keeping the students happy. Yet again the Faculty of Theology has come out on top

Theology students are the happiest with their studies while law students are the unhappiest. This is according to faculty student satisfaction reports published last week. The reports give an idea of a faculty’s success in keeping its students satisfied.

The Faculty of Theology averaged 3.7 out of 5 in response to student “overall satisfaction”. This was 3 points ahead of the Faculty of Sciences, the second-most satisfied faculty.

Unlike other University of Copenhagen students, 80 per cent of theology students report that they frequently see their teachers outside of class. This is likely due to the faculty’s smaller size. Last year the theology students also scored high on satisfaction, low on stress.

More WIFI and IT support

However theology students did score below average when reporting on their satisfaction with IT support.

Medicine students are similarly frustrated by a lack of WIFI access and don’t like their physical campus, but reported a good sense of community.

In contrast, humanities students feel they have a pleasant place to study in the new KUA complex. Social scientists report good WIFI reception but difficulty in finding a place to study.

Law students the unhappiest

Law Students gave the most negative feedback. On average they score 2.9 out of 5 in their overall satisfaction with the faculty.

According to the report, law students are dissatisfied with their physical study environment, poor communication with faculty members and administrative support.

Professors are also hard to access, as only 2 per cent of law students responded that they saw their professors outside of the class.

Lack of community in law

The faculty reports are part of the overall UCPH annual satisfaction and well-being assessment, which reported an increase in the “sense of companionship” between students.

However this does not seem to extend to law students, according to the faculty satisfaction report.

Only 40 per cent of students reported a positive sense of community with their peers, 0.7 points behind the university average.

See the full reports here

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