National Student Survey

Student satisfaction reaches a record high according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

The 2015 survey found 90% of our students were satisfied with their overall experience at the University.

Up 1% on the previous year, the result puts the University above both the Welsh (85%) and sector-wide (86%) average for overall student satisfaction. 

It also places Cardiff University in third place among the Russell Group of research intensive UK universities for overall student satisfaction.

Our aim is to make the student experience at Cardiff University a byword for excellence. These results are an important step towards achieving our aim. They are so significant because they are the actual views of our students. Our performance reflects the strong partnership we have built with our students and the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm of all our staff to delivering an excellent experience for students during their studies.

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.