High Student Satisfaction Scores for School of Business

10 August 2016

Aberystwyth Business School (formerly 'School of Management and Business' has been given an excellent overall satisfaction rating of 90% by students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

In addition to the Business School’s impressive showing, the department’s undergraduate degree course in Accounting and Finance was also given the maximum 100% rating for overall satisfaction by students taking part in the annual survey.

The department’s achievements form part of a wider success story at Aberystwyth University which is rated the best in Wales and one of the top ten 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 92% - that’s six percentage points higher than the UK figure of 86%.

The NSS collects data from 158 of the UK’s Higher Education Institutions and is recognised as an influential source of information for prospective students when considering their options.

Head of the School of Management and Business at Aberystwyth University, Professor  Michael Christie, said: “Our aspiration is to be able to offer a first rate and highly relevant range of courses that provide students with the necessary skills to be successful in today’s ever changing world. The results from this latest survey are highly encouraging and reflect the team’s ability to deliver and respond to students’ needs.”

If you’re interested in studying Business and Management at Aberystwyth and finding out why our students are so satisfied, it’s not too late. We still have some clearing places left for the 2016-17 academic year or 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 96% of graduates from the School of Management and Business were in work or further study six months after leaving Aberystwyth University in 2015.

The National Student Survey is carried out annually by IPSOS Mori on behalf of the UK’s higher education funding councils and interviewing around 312,000 final year students in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It asks students to score their university across a wide range of measures including quality of teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources and personal development.