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Perfect score for MA student satisfaction

26 June 2017

For the second consecutive year, the School of Welsh has scored 100% for student satisfaction in the 2017 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey is a national online survey and the latest results reflect the opinion of this year’s MA Welsh and Celtic Studies students.

The survey evaluates seven thematic areas: Teaching and Learning; Engagement; Assessment and Feedback; Dissertation or Major Project; Organisation and Management; Resources and Services; and Skills Development.

This year, in addition to achieving 100% for general student satisfaction with the quality of the course, the School scored between 90% and 100% in five thematic areas:

  • Assessment and Feedback: 100%
  • Teaching and Learning: 98%
  • Skills Development: 97%
  • Engagement: 90%
  • Organisation and Management: 90%

Specific feedback by students points to many highlights with a consensus that staff are ‘good at explaining things’ (100%) and ‘enthusiastic about what they are teaching’ (100%). Students also said that the course is ‘intellectually stimulating’ (100%).

Dr Siwan Rosser, MA programme co-ordinator, said: We are very proud of the latest PTES results. Once again student feedback is a testament to the innovation of our MA programme. I would like to thank the School’s academic and professional services staff, it is their efforts which have secured these fantastic results.

“We are committed to continuous improvement and strengthening the academic experience of our students. It is therefore very important that we receive honest and constructive feedback directly from students. We will consider all of the results from the latest survey as we plan around sustaining and improving the standard of our provision.”

Read more about the MA Welsh and Celtic Studies programme.

During the course this year I have been afforded many different opportunities […] The MA programme’s flexibility has enabled me to specialise in fields that are of specific interest to me, such as sociolinguistics, Welsh history and culture, and translation, which has ultimately led to securing a full time role as a translator with the National Museum of Wales.

Ellen Carter, MA Welsh and Celtic Studies (2017)

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