NSS 2017

09 August 2017

The quality of teaching on courses at the Aberystwyth Business School has been given a big thumbs up by students in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS).

Published 9 August 2017, the NSS put Aberystwyth Business School in the top ten across the UK for student satisfaction with teaching on the course for Marketing, Finance and Economics.

Overall student satisfaction for the Business School’s L100 Economics degree scheme was rated at 91%, the N500 Marketing degree scheme 90% and the N400 Accounting and Finance degree scheme 89% - all well above the UK average of 84%.   

The School’s achievements form part of a wider success story at Aberystwyth University which is rated 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%, which is seven percentage points higher than the UK figure of 84%.

The Director of the Institute of Business and Law at Aberystwyth University, Professor Jo Crotty, said: “Our aim is to equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need for lives of discovery and success, and to do that in an inclusive and supportive environment. The results from this latest survey are highly encouraging with our flagship degree schemes all outperforming the sector for student satisfaction with the teaching on their course.”

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 2017-18 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 95% of graduates from the Aberystwyth Business School 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 interviewing 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.

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