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Student satisfaction remains high

3 December 2020

Two young female students sat in a lecture theatre writing notes

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh scored highly in the most recent National Student Survey (2020).

Despite the challenges that affected the final months of the 2019/20 academic year, final year students reported positively on their experience in the School.

The 2020 results saw the School achieve 94% for overall student satisfaction and high marks across several thematic areas, including:

  • The quality of teaching (93% overall) - with 100% agreement that the ‘staff are good at explaining things’ and that ‘staff have made the subject interesting’.
  • The learning opportunities (90% overall) - with 100% agreement that ‘my course has provided me with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics’.
  • The academic support (90% overall) - with 94% agreement that ‘good advice was available when I needed to make study choices on my course’.

In addition, 94% felt library resources had supported learning well while 100% of respondents agreed that they had been able to access course-specific resources.

Reflecting the School’s friendly, collaborative and warm culture, 94% indicated that they felt part of a community of staff and students.

Dr Dylan Foster Evans, Head of the School of Welsh said: “We appreciate receiving the NSS results every year. They’re a snapshot of student sentiment and experience, which we value – the high scores and  comments acknowledge our areas of strength and also help us to improve. The constructive feedback students provide ensures we continue to evolve our ways of working and that we offer the highest quality experience possible.”

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