The National Student Survey measures the satisfaction levels of undergraduate students across the UK with metrics from this survey contributing to the Teaching Excellence Framework rating a University is awarded. To assess satisfaction with teaching students are asked to rate if staff have made the subject interesting and the course intellectually stimulating. This presentation reports the findings of a study that investigates students’ perceptions of what makes teaching interesting and intellectually stimulating. Neuroscience and Psychology students at a large University in the North of England attended focus groups facilitated by a recent graduate. Participants were asked questions to encourage discussion of teaching practice and establish what they thought makes a teaching session interesting and intellectually stimulating. The results of the focus groups are reported in the presentation. Findings will help to inform educators of good teaching practice and highlight areas for improvement.