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National Student Survey delivers excellent results

15 August 2017

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh has scored a brilliant 92% for general satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017.

Feeding into this overall score, 100% of students agreed with the following:

  • Staff are good at explaining things
  • Staff have made the subject interesting
  • My course has challenged me to achieve my best work
  • Feedback on my work has been timely
  • I have been able to contact staff when I needed to
  • The library resources have supported my learning well
  • Staff value students’ views and opinions

The National Student Survey, which is published annually, asks final-year undergraduate students to rate their University experience across several thematic areas (including teaching, academic support and personal development).

Dr Dylan Foster Evans, Head of the School of Welsh, said: “These are excellent results which reflect the candid opinions of our students and evidence the high quality of our provision.

“It is important that we receive this kind of feedback in order to assess and review the strengths of our undergraduate programmes, and to help us plan for the future. Improving the student experience and developing our provision are priorities for us, and we cannot achieve these without hearing directly from the students themselves.”

Dr Foster Evans added: “The results are incredibly heartening and I would like to thank the School’s staff for their tireless efforts, and the students for their indispensable contribution. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with our students to sustain our high standards, and improve on them in the future.”

It's an exciting time in the School of Welsh, with two new degree programmes available to prospective students in 2018: BA Welsh and the Professional Workplace and BSc Business Management with Welsh. The programmes will add to the School's current provision and prepare students for a wide-range of professional careers in modern Wales.

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