Aberystwyth top again in UK for Welsh & Celtic Studies

For the second year running, student satisfaction at Aberystwyth University’s Welsh & Celtic Studies Department has been rated the best in the UK. 

Published 9 August 2017, the latest National Student Survey (NSS) puts overall student satisfaction with the subject of Welsh and Celtic Studies at 100%, with teaching rated at 99%, academic support at 98% and learning resources at 96%.   

Aberystwyth’s Department of Welsh & Celtic Studies was also the best in Wales for student satisfaction across eight of the nine themes covered by the NSS: teaching, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, student voice and overall satisfaction.

The Department’s achievements have contributed to a wider success story at Aberystwyth University which is the best in Wales and one of the top five higher education institutions in the UK for overall student satisfaction, according to the annual survey.

The results show that overall satisfaction amongst students at Aberystwyth University stands at 91% - seven percentage points higher than the UK figure of 84%.

Dr Cathryn Charnell-White, Head of the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University, said: “I am delighted that our Department has gained a rating of 100% again this year for overall student satisfaction, thereby ensuring that Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth is top in the UK for student satisfaction within our discipline. Our students also recognised our commitment to providing a stimulating and supportive environment with scores of 100% in questions relating to teaching, learning opportunities, academic support, and learning resources.”

If you’re interested in studying at Aberystwyth University’s Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies and want to find out why our students are so satisfied with their courses, it’s not too late. We still have some clearing places left for the 2017-18 academic year or come along and visit us during one of our Open Days.

The NSS figures follow closely on the heels of the latest employability figures for UK universities which showed that 100% of graduates from the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies were in work or further study six months after leaving Aberystwyth University in 2016.

The National Student Survey is carried out annually by IPSOS Mori on behalf of the UK’s higher education funding councils and interviews more than 300,000 final year students in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Students are asked to rate their university across a wide range of measures including quality of teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, learning community and student voice.

Aberystwyth University’s rankings are based on the overall satisfaction question and use the list of higher education institutes from The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

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