96% student satisfaction

12 August 2016

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

The 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) published this week found that 96% of our final-year undergraduate students were satisfied with their overall experience at the School of Music.

This places the School 2nd in a ranking of music departments within the Russell Group, a group of 24 of the UK's leading research-intensive universities which are committed to maintaining an outstanding teaching and learning experience. The School is also in the top 10 of all music departments across the UK for student satisfaction.

Published annually, the NSS asks undergraduates to rate their University experience in areas including teaching, academic support and personal development.

Professor Kenneth Hamilton, Head of the School of Music, said: “This results are testimony to the strong partnership we have with our students, particularly our committed and hard-working student representatives, as well as the dedication of our staff to ensuring that students make the most of their time here. “

The School of Music was rated extremely highly for teaching, with our students expressing their satisfaction with the following statements:

  • Staff have made the subject interesting (98% agreed)
  • Staff are good at explaining things (96% agreed)
  • Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching (96%)

The School was also rated highly in a range of other areas including library resources (96%), IT resources (96%), and access to specialised facilities (93%).

The results also show continued satisfaction with Cardiff University Students’ Union (87%) cementing its place as one of the very best in the UK.

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