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Aberystwyth University 'top in Wales for student satisfaction'

Aberystwyth University is rated the best in Wales and one of the top ten higher education institutions in the UK for overall student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey.

Overall satisfaction among students at Aberystwyth University is 92%. Credit: Aberystwyth University

The results show that overall satisfaction among students at Aberystwyth University stands at 92% - that’s six percentage points higher than the UK figure of 86%.

The student experience has always been at the heart of everything we do here at Aberystwyth University and these results show how much effort goes into making sure that the experience they have is first-rate.

They also reflect Aberystwyth’s overall aim of ensuring that our students succeed not only at University but also reach their longer-term career objectives.

We have invested in our campus resources but we also focus on research-led teaching and that’s reflected in the quality of teaching here.

– Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor

Student satisfaction 'at new high in Wales'

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The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales says overall student satisfaction at universities and colleges in Wales has hit its highest-ever level, with 86% of students saying they are satisfied with their course.

The 2016 National Student Survey saw almost three quarters of final year undergraduate students respond to the annual poll, now in its twelfth year.

After remaining steady at a high level, we are pleased to see that overall satisfaction has edged even higher in Wales.

We know there is some excellent work going on at universities to make university teaching even better and to improve the experience students have of higher education.

Students should continue to have confidence in the ability of Welsh HE providers to deliver quality education in line with student expectations.

– Dr David Blaney, Chief Executive, HEFCW
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