National Student Survey

Our students are the most satisfied in Wales, according to the latest National Student Survey.

The 2013 survey found 89% of our students 'definitely agree' or 'mostly agree' that they are 'overall satisfied' with their student experience - the same level as 2012 and the highest in Wales.

At 89% this is above the UK-wide average of 86% and above the Welsh average of 84% for 'overall satisfied with their student experience'.

We also recorded our highest ever response rate, with a record level of 80%.

The results show we’ve maintained the record level of satisfaction we achieved last year, despite a year of structural change with the introduction of Colleges. However, we are not complacent. We will continue to invest in our student experience and work in partnership with our students.

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 304,000 final-year students responded to the 2013 NSS survey from 154 HEIs and 165 further education colleges (FECs) across the UK.