Student Satisfaction

Aberystwyth: top university for student satisfaction in Wales and England and second in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

Aberystwyth University is celebrating another great performance in the annual National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

Aberystwyth University students are the most satisfied in England and Wales, and second overall in the UK, according to the annual National Student Survey (NSS) published today, Thursday 3 July 2019.

The latest NSS results show that overall satisfaction amongst students at Aberystwyth University stands at 91% - 7% higher than the average UK figure of 84%.

Aberystwyth also retained its place as the top university in Wales for overall student satisfaction.

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University, said: “As a University, we want our students to have an excellent and rewarding experience of higher education that prepares them for future success. We are delighted therefore with today’s NSS results, which show once more how highly students rate the quality of the teaching, feedback and facilities at Aberystwyth. Their ringing endorsement of this University reflects the dedication of our staff and their commitment to ensuring our students get the best possible education.”

  • Top 4in the UK for overall student satisfaction (Times Higher Education 2018)
  • BESTin England and Wales for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019)
  • Welsh & Celtic Studies students are satisfied overall (NSS 2019)
  • Modern Languages students are satisfied overall (NSS 2019)
  • Mathematics students are satisfied overall (NSS 2019)
  • Psychology students are satisfied overall (NSS 2019)

2019 NSS results:

Art

School of Art: 91% student satisfaction (NSS 2019)
96% of our Art graduates were satisfied with the Teaching on the course (NSS 2019)
100% of our Art graduates agreed that their course was intellectually stimulating and that they were challenged to achieve their best work (NSS 2019)

 

92% overall satisfaction for the subject of Fine Art, 78% for the sector (NSS 2019)
91% overall satisfaction on our W100 Fine Art course (NSS 2019)
100% of our W100 students agreed that their course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in-depth (NSS 2019)
89% student satisfaction for our W100 Fine Art degree scheme in comparison to a sector-wide score of 79% (NSS 2019)
Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS)

IBERS: 92% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019)
97% of students agreed that staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2019)

 

91% overall student satisfaction for the subject of Agriculture and related subjects, 83% for the sector (NSS 2019)
92% overall student satisfaction for the subject of Biological Sciences, 86% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of our Zoology subject students agreed that staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2019)
91% of our Sport Science subject students were satisfied with the teaching on their course, 86% for the sector (NSS 2019)
97% of our Biology subject students agree that staff made the subject interesting, 86% for the sector (NSS 2019)
97% of our Animal Science subject students agree that staff are good at explaining things, 92% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of our C100 Biology students agree that staff are good at explaining things and that the course is intellectually stimulating (NSS 2019)
100% student satisfaction on our C120 Animal Behaviour course (NSS 2019)
98% of our C164 Marine and Freshwater Biology students were satisfied with the Teaching on the course (NSS 2019)
95% satisfaction on our C400 Genetics course (NSS 2019)
100% overall student satisfaction on our C700 Biochemistry course (NSS 2019)
100% of our D322 Equine Science students agree that staff have made the subject interesting (NSS 2019)
100% overall student satisfaction on our D906 Veterinary Science course (NSS 2019)
100% of our C300 Zoology students agreed that staff were good at explaining things (NSS 2019)
96% of our C600 Sport Science students agreed that staff were good at explaining things (NSS 2019)

Business & Management

97% overall satisfaction for the subject of Finance and Accounting, 87% for the sector (NSS 2019)
95% of our Business and Administrative subject students were satisfied that the staff were good at explaining things, 88% for the sector (NSS 2019)
92% overall satisfaction for the subject of Economics, 84% for the sector (NSS 2019)
86% overall student satisfaction for the subject of Business and Administrative Studies, 84% for the sector (NSS 2019)

Computer Science

Department of Computer Science: 93% overall satisfaction (NSS 2019)
96% of students from the Department of Computer Science agree that staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2019)

 

93% overall satisfaction for the subject of Computer Science, 78% for the sector (NSS 2019)
96% of our Computer Science subject students agreed that staff are good at explaining things, 83% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of our G401 Computer Science course students agreed that staff were good at explaining things (NSS 2019)

School of Education

91% of our Education students were satisfied with the teaching on their course (NSS 2019)
98% of our Education students agreed that staff were good at explaining things (NSS 2019)

 

91% of our Education subject students were satisfied with the teaching on their course, 86% for the sector (NSS 2019)
98% of our Education subject students agreed that staff were good at explaining things, 90% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of our X320 Childhood Studies students agreed that staff were good at explaining things (NSS 2019)

English & Creative Writing

Department of English and Creative Writing: 93% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019)
97% of students agree they have been able to contact staff when they needed to (NSS 2019)

 

94% overall student satisfaction for English studies; 88% for the sector (NSS 2019)
90% overall student satisfaction for Imaginative Writing; 80% for the sector (NSS 2019)
92% of our students studying Imaginative Writing agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students; 65% for the sector (NSS 2019)
97% of students in the subject of English studies are satisfied with the Learning Resources, 85% for the sector (NSS 2019)
94% of students in the subject of Imaginative Writing are satisfied with the Organisation and Management of their course; 23 percentage points higher than the sector average (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree they have been able to contact staff when they needed to on Q300 English Literature (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree the library resources have supported their learning well on Q300 English Literature (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree they have been able to access course-specific resources when they needed to on Q300 English Literature (NSS 2019)
95% overall student satisfaction for Q300 English Literature (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree staff have made the subject interesting on QW38 English Literature and Creative Writing (NSS 2019)
95% of students on QW38 English Literature and Creative Writing are satisfied with the Organisation and Management of their course (NSS 2019)
90% overall student satisfaction for QW38 English Literature and Creative Writing (NSS 2019)

Geography & Earth Sciences

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences: 91% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019)
97% of our Department of Geography and Earth Sciences students were satisfied with Learning Resources (NSS 2019)

 

93% overall student satisfaction for the subject of Geographical Studies, 89% for the sector (NSS 2019)
96% overall student satisfaction for the subject of Human and Social Geography, 89% for the sector (NSS 2019)
99% of our Human and Social Geography subject students agreed that staff were good at explaining things, 93% for the sector (NSS 2019)
98% of our Physical Geography and Environmental Science subject students agreed that staff were good at explaining things, 92% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% overall student satisfaction for our L700 Human Geography course (NSS 2019)
100% overall student satisfaction for our F840 Physical Geography course (NSS 2019)
98% of our F800 Geography course students agreed that staff were good at explaining things (NSS 2019)
100% of our F640 Environmental Earth Science course students agreed that the course was intellectually stimulating (NSS 2019)

History & Welsh History

Department of History & Welsh History: 96% student satisfaction (NSS 2019)
95% of students were satisfied with the Learning Resources for the Department of History and Welsh History (NSS 2019)

 

88% of students were satisfied with the Assessment and Feedback for the subject of History; 10 percentage points higher the sector average (NSS 2019)
95% overall student satisfaction for the subject of History, 88% for the sector (NSS 2019)
98% overall student satisfaction on V100 History (NSS 2019)
100% of students on V190 Medieval and Early Modern History agree staff have made the subject interesting (NSS 2019)
100% of students on V190 Medieval and Early Modern History agree the timetable works efficiently (NSS 2019)
91% overall student satisfaction on V190 Medieval and Early Modern History (NSS 2019)

International Politics

100% of students agree staff have made the subject interesting on L241 International Politics (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree staff are good at explaining things on L251 International Politics and Strategic Studies (NSS 2019)
95% of students in the Department of International Politics agree the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well (NSS 2019)
94% overall satisfaction for L251 International Politics and Strategic Studies (NSS 2019)
92% overall satisfaction for L241 International Politics (NSS 2019)
91% overall Satisfaction for the subject of Politics; 85% for the sector (NSS 2019)

Law & Criminology

Department of Law and Criminology: 90% overall satisfaction (NSS 2019)

 

99% of students agree staff are good at explaining things in the subject of Law, 89% for the sector (NSS 2019)
93% overall student satisfaction for the subject of Law, 85% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree they have been able to contact staff when they needed to on M900 Criminology (NSS 2019)
90% overall student satisfaction on M900 Criminology (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well on M100 Law (NSS 2019)
94% overall student satisfaction on M100 Law (NSS 2019)

Mathematics

Department of Mathematics: 97% overall satisfaction (NSS 2019)
95% of students from the Department of Mathematics are satisfied with the teaching on their course (NSS 2019)

97% of students from the Department of Mathematics agree staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2019)
95% of students from the Department of Mathematics are satisfied with their Assessment and Feedback (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree that they have received helpful comments on their work from the Department of Mathematics (NSS 2019)

 

95% of students in the subject of Mathematical Sciences are satisfied with the teaching on their course; 84% for the sector (NSS 2019)
96% of students in the subject of Mathematical Sciences are satisfied with their Assessment and Feedback; 78% for the sector (NSS 2019)
97% overall satisfaction for the subject of Mathematical Sciences; 87% for the sector (NSS 2019)
99% of students on G100 Mathematics are satisfied with their Assessment and Feedback (NSS 2019)
94% overall satisfaction for G100 Mathematics (NSS 2019)

Modern Languages

Department of Modern Languages: 100% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019)
100% of students from the Department of Modern Languages agree that staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2019)
100% of students from the Department of Modern Languages agreed that they felt part of a community of staff and students (NSS 2019)

 

100% of students agree staff are good at explaining things for the subject of Iberian studies; 93% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree their course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt for the subject of Iberian Studies, 80% for the sector (NSS 2019)
90% overall satisfaction for the subject of Iberian Studies, 84% for the sector (NSS 2019) 

Physics

97% of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course in the Department of Physics (NSS 2019) 
100% of students agree staff are good at explaining things in the Department of Physics (NSS 2019) 
98% of students agree staff value students’ views and opinions about their course (NSS 2019)

 

98% of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course in the subject of Physics and Astronomy, 86% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree staff are good at explaining things in the subject of Physics and Astronomy, 89% for the sector (NSS 2019)
95% overall satisfaction in the subject of Physics and Astronomy, 88% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course on F511 Astrophysics (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree staff are good at explaining things on F511 Astrophysics (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course on F511 Astrophysics (NSS 2019)
100% overall satisfaction for F511 Astrophysics (NSS 2019)
95% of our students agree that the course is intellectually stimulating for the subject of Physics and Astronomy (NSS 2019)

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology: 96% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019)
98% of students agree staff are good at explaining things in the Department of Psychology (NSS 2019)
99% of students agree they have been able to access course-specific resources when they needed to in the Department of Psychology (NSS 2019)

 

95% overall satisfaction for the subject of Psychology; 85% for the sector (NSS 2019)
95% of students on C800 Psychology are satisfied with their Learning Resources (NSS 2019)
95% overall student satisfaction on C800 Psychology (NSS 2019)
100% of our CM89 Psychology/Criminology students agreed that staff made the course interesting and were good at explaining things (NSS 2019)

Theatre, Film & Television Studies

95% of students agree staff are good at explaining things in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (NSS 2019)

 

97% of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course in the subject of Drama; 86% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course in the subject of Drama, 89% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% of students are satisfied with the teaching in their course for W400 Drama and Theatre Studies (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree staff are good at explaining things for W400 Drama and Theatre Studies (NSS 2019)
98% of students are satisfied with the Learning Opportunities for W400 Drama and Theatre Studies (NSS 2019)
100% of students agree staff value students’ views and opinions about the course for W400 Drama and Theatre Studies (NSS 2019) 

Welsh & Celtic Studies

Department of Welsh & Celtic Studies: 100% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019)

 

100% of students agree staff are good at explaining things in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies (NSS 2019)
100% of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course for the subject of Celtic Studies; 95% for the sector (NSS 2019)
100% overall satisfaction for the subject of Celtic Studies; 95% for the sector (NSS 2019)