National Student Survey

Student satisfaction remains high according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

The 2014 survey found almost nine out of ten Cardiff University students 'definitely agree' or 'mostly agree' that they are 'overall satisfied' with their student experience.

At 89% this is above the UK-wide average of 86% and above the Welsh average of 85% for 'overall satisfied' with their student experience.
We also recorded our highest ever response rate, with a record level of 80%.

Satisfaction with the Students' Union was up three points from 2013 to 85% - another record high.

I am really pleased to see that we have maintained such a high level of satisfaction amongst our students - indeed, we have increased our scores in most areas. This reflects the strong partnership we have with our students and the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm of staff. Cardiff University is embarking on a whole range of new initiatives to build on this success and I would like to thank our students for all their contributions to our future plans.

Professor Patricia Price, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience & Academic Standards

What is the NSS?

The National Student Survey is an independent survey which asks students to rate the quality of their Higher Education experience.

It is widely recognised as a key measure of student satisfaction and is a useful tool for prospective students when making study choices. The results are available to the public on Unistats.

Around 321,000 final-year students responded to the 2014 NSS survey from 156 HEIs and 166 further education colleges (FECs) across the UK.