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School of Welsh student satisfaction increases

13 August 2015

NSS Results

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh has scored 91% for overall student satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS). This is an increase from 88% last year.

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

The overall picture for the School was positive with students generally registering high satisfaction levels including a top score of 100% for the following statements:

  • Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching
  • Assessment arrangements and marking have been fair
  • I have been able to contact staff when I needed to

The School also scored highly in other areas such as academic support (95%), assessment and feedback (92%) and learning resources (87%).

Professor Sioned Davies, Head of the School of Welsh, said: “These results are significant as they represent the actual views of our students. As a School we are committed to ensuring that our students have the very best experience here in Cardiff – from and academic and a personal standpoint. The School is a friendly and supportive community and a centre of teaching and learning excellence.

“Despite this excellent result, we are not complacent. There remains more work to ensure that student satisfaction and other measures are raised and remain consistently high.”

Cardiff University has also recorded its highest level of overall student satisfaction at 90%, above both the Welsh (85%) and sector-wide (86%) averages.

Up 1% on the previous year, the results put the university above both the Welsh (85%) and sector-wide (86%) average for overall satisfaction.

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