Student Satisfaction

Aberystwyth: top university for student satisfaction in Wales and one of the best universities in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

Aberystwyth University is celebrating another great performance in the annual National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.

Aberystwyth University students are among the most satisfied in Wales and in the UK as a whole, according to the annual National Student Survey (NSS) published today, Friday 27 July 2018.

The latest NSS results show that overall satisfaction amongst students at Aberystwyth University stands at 90% - seven percentage points higher than the average UK figure of 83%.

Aberystwyth is rated the top university in Wales for overall student satisfaction.

Aberystwyth University also outperforms the sector in the UK and Wales in all nine areas covered by the NSS.

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University, said: “The latest NSS results crown a remarkable year for Aberystwyth University. Last month, Aberystwyth was awarded Gold under the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and in September 2017, we were named 2018 University of the Year for Teaching Quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. These achievements speak volumes about Aber’s talented and hard-working community of staff and students. As we celebrate these NSS results, we do not rest on our laurels and will use this valuable feedback to build further on these firm foundations of success.”

  • TOP 4 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (Times Higher Education 2018)
  • BEST in Wales for (taught) overall satisfaction (NSS 2018)
  • Mathematics students are satisfied overall (NSS 2018)
  • 95% International Politics students are satisfied overall (NSS 2018)
  • 95% Psychology students are satisfied overall (NSS 2018)
  • 95% Art students are satisfied overall (NSS 2018)

2018 NSS results:

Art

School of Art: 94% student satisfaction (NSS 2018)

94% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of Fine Art in comparison to the 86% sector-wide score (NSS 2018)
89% student satisfaction for our W100 Fine Art degree scheme in comparison to a sector-wide score of 79% (NSS 2018)
Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS)

IBERS: 92% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018)

Top in the UK for Assessment & Feedback in the subject area of Microbiology (NSS 2018)

2nd in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the subject area of Animal Science (NSS 2018)

2nd in the UK for Learning Support in the subject area of Biology (NSS 2018)

3rd for Teaching on my course & overall satisfaction for the subject of Agriculture and others in Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects (NSS 2018)

 

100% for overall student satisfaction for our C100 Biology degree scheme (NSS 2018)
100% for overall student satisfaction for our C500 Microbiology degree scheme (NSS 2018)
100% for overall student satisfaction for our C600 Sports & Exercise Science degree scheme (NSS 2018) 
100% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of Genetics (NSS 2018)
98% student satisfaction for the Learning Opportunities for our C600 Sports & Excericse degree scheme (NSS 2018)
97% student satisfaction for Learning Opportunities for our C164 Marine & Freshwater Biology degree scheme (NSS 2018)
97% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject area of Zoology (NSS 2018) 
95% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of Biological Sciences (NSS 2018)
92% student satisfaction for the subject of Biological Sciences (NSS 2018) 

Business & Management

4th in the UK for Assessment and Feedback in the subject area of Finance (NSS 2018) 
10th in the UK for overall student satisfaction for the subject area of Management (NSS 2018)
91% of students in the Aberystwyth Business School were satisfied (NSS 2018) 

100% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject area of Accounting (NSS 2018) 
100% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject area of Management (NSS 2018)
98% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject area of Business Studies (NSS 2018)
96% overall student satisfaction for our N122 Business & Management degree scheme (NSS 2018)
95% student satisfaction for the subject of Business Studies (NSS 2018) 
95% student satisfaction for the subject of Management studies (NSS 2018) 

Computer Science

98% student satisfaction for the Learning Resources for our G400 Computer Science degree scheme (NSS 2018)

School of Education 

96% of our students agree that feedback on their work has been timely for the subject of Education (NSS 2018) 
95% of our students agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course for the subject of Education (NSS 2018) 
93% agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of Education (NSS 2018)

English & Creative Writing

3rd in the UK for Learning Community within the subject area of Imaginative Writing (NSS 2018)


90% student satisfaction with the teaching on our QW38 English & Creative Writing Course (NSS 2018) 
100% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of English Literature (NSS 2018) 
94% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining thigns for the subject of Creative Writing (NSS 2018)

Geography & Earth Sciences

Department of Geography & Earth Sciences: 92% student satisfaction (NSS 2018)
2nd in the UK for Assessment & Feedback (Human Geography, NSS 2018) 


100% student satisfaction for the subject of Human and Social Geography (NSS 2018) 
100% overall satisfaction for our L700 Human Geography degree scheme (NSS 2018) 
100% of our students agree that staff are good at explaning things for the subject of Human and Social Geography (NSS 2018)
100% overall student satisfaction for our F840 Physical Geography degree scheme (NSS 2018)  
96% student satisfaction for the subject of Physical Geography and Environmental Science (NSS 2018)

History & Welsh History

Department of History & Welsh History: 91% student satisfaction (NSS 2018)

92% student satisfaction for the subject of History (NSS 2018) 
95% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of History (NSS 2018)

International Politics

Department of International Politics: 95% student satisfaction (NSS 2018)
8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction for the subject area of Politics (NSS 2018)


96% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of Politics (NSS 2018)
93% of Social Policy students are satisfied with the teaching on the course (NSS 2018) 

Law & Criminology

92% student satisfaction for the subject of Law (NSS 2018) 
96% of our students agree that the course is intellectually stimulating (NSS 2018)

Mathematics

100% overall student satisfaction for the Department of Mathematics (NSS 2018) 
100% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things and that the course is intellectually stimulating for the subject of Mathematics and Statistics (NSS 2018) 
100% overall student satisfaction for our G100 Mathematics degree scheme (NSS 2018) 

100% student satisfaction for the Learning Resources for our G100 Mathematics degree scheme (NSS 2018)
97% students satisfaction for the 'Teaching On My Course' for our G100 Mathematics degree scheme (NSS 2018)
96% student satisfaction for academic support for our G100 Mathematics degree scheme (NSS 2018)

Modern Languages

98% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining thigns for the subject of Languages (NSS 2018) 
94% of Languages students are satisfied with the teaching on the course (NSS 2018)
92% student satisfaction for the subject of Languages (NSS 2018) 

Physics

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching for the subject area of Physics & Astronomy (NSS 2018) 


90% student satisfaction for the subject area of Physics and Astronomy (NSS 2018) 
95% of our students agree that the course is intellectually stimulating for the subject of Physics and Astronomy (NSS 2018)

Department of Psychology

95% ovearall student satisfaction for the department of Psychology (NSS 2018) 


96% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of Psychology (NSS 2018) 
93% of Psychology students are satisfied with the teaching on the course (NSS 2018) 
92% student satisfaction for the subject of Psychology (NSS 2018)

Theatre, Film & Television Studies

97% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining things for the subject of Media (NSS 2018)
92% student satisfaction for the teacing on the course for the subject of Drama (NSS 2018) 
92% of Performing Arts students are satisfied with the teaching on the course (NSS 2018) 

Welsh & Celtic Studies

Department of Welsh & Celtic Studies: 90% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) 


100% of our students agree that staff are good at explaining thigns for the subject of Celtic Studies (NSS 2018)