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96% overall satisfaction

9 July 2019

Two international students at piano

The School of Music has achieved 96% overall satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

Published annually, the NSS surveys final year undergraduate students and asks them to rate their university experience in areas including teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support and personal development.

For the second year running, this outstanding score places Cardiff University in the top place for overall satisfaction for Music students among Russell Group universities, a group of 24 leading UK universities.

As well as the fantastic rate of overall satisfaction, the School also achieved the highest scores among Russell Group universities for categories including assessment and feedback, learning resources and learning community.

The School recently celebrated success in achieving excellent rankings in the Guardian and Complete University Guide league tables, placing 16th and 12th respectively. Latest figures also show that 100% of 2017 graduates from the School were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Dr Daniel Bickerton, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Music said: “We never take our outstanding results for granted and always strive to ensure every student has a voice and is making excellence progress.

“Once again, the results are testimony to the dedication of our hard-working staff to ensuring that our students get the most out of their degree programme. I am particularly pleased to note the very high satisfaction score for Assessment and Feedback which places us first in the Russell Group for this category.

“Students remarked on the outstanding personal tutor system, varied learning opportunities at home and abroad, supportive staff who go above and beyond their normal duties to help students and deliver a community atmosphere, and how excellent our health and wellbeing services are.

“The NSS is an important indicator for developing and improving higher education institutions, and we appreciate the opportunity to respond to student feedback.

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