Top of the world

14 March 2012

Aberystwyth University is among the top three places in the world to be a student and has the highest level of student satisfaction, according to the 2012 International Student Barometer which has just been published.

Aberystwyth ranks number 3 of 238 Higher Education institutions worldwide for the elements ‘good place to be’ and ‘overall student satisfaction’.
The International Student Barometer is the largest annual survey of students and has gathered information from more than 600,000 students worldwide since its establishment in 2005. It incorporates over 500 institutions in 150 countries on 5 continents.
The University performed exceptionally well in all aspects of a student’s experience.  From the initial welcome on their first weekend, through to the teaching and learning facilities and academic support, students at Aberystwyth reported that the quality of the academic experience available to them was amongst the very best.
Professor April McMahon, Vice Chancellor at the University commented: “Naturally we are delighted that the International Student Barometer has revealed that the University has both the highest level of student satisfaction and is considered one of the three places in the world to be a student. This confirms the considerable investment Aberystwyth University has made in the quality of resources and facilities available to students.”
“The Barometer is a well regarded survey gathering information from students around the world. It is the most detailed and comprehensive survey and has doubled the number of universities participating in it. It is exceptionally pleasing that Aberystwyth has performed so well.”
“This is the latest in a series of polls which places Aberystwyth among the top universities for the student experience. We are investing over £48million in our residences and teaching facilities to ensure that our students continue to enjoy the very best. Our current students, and those who will join us in future, can be sure that they are, and will be, experiencing the best student environment that the UK can offer.”