Press Releases 2016

UWTSD on top in international survey of students’ experience

16.01.2017

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has once again come out on top in an international survey looking at students’ experience.   

Student Barometer Infographic English

Of the 45 institutions that took part in the survey globally UWTSD was ranked first overall in eleven of the main categories surveyed including for the quality of lectures, personal tutoring and the university’s counselling services.  UWTSD also came out on top when it came to class sizes, assessing students’ work and meeting staff on arrival.

The Student Barometer (SB) and International Student Barometer (ISB), managed by i-graduate, is an international benchmark which tracks and compares the decision-making, expectations, perceptions and intentions of UK-based and international students. The survey invites students to rate the importance of, and their satisfaction with, a range of issues relating to studying at University including learning and living experiences as well as the application process, arrival at the University and a range of support services offered through to graduation. 

Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, Vice-Chancellor said:

“Once again the results of this survey are extremely encouraging.  The result of this latest survey confirms the National Student Survey (NSS) that was published at the end of the summer which showed a 5% increase in the level of student satisfaction here at UWTSD.   

Such endorsements for the University by our students are excellent news of course, but as we do every year, we will look to improve further. The quality of the student experience is central to our mission and we continue to introduce new initiatives to help improve and enhance the range of facilities and services offered to our students. It’s extremely pleasing to see those efforts being rewarded through these very important survey results.”

Dr Mirjam Plantinga, the University's Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience, added:

"The University has always had a strong commitment to seeking feedback from students in order to improve the services and facilities we provide here at UWTSD.   Taking part in such surveys provides us with vital feedback to help us ensure we're meeting the needs of our students.  In particular it’s excellent to see our personal tutor system, the quality of lectures, and our counselling services rated so highly by our students as these are key areas where we believe we are able to offer added value to all those studying with us."

Note to Editor

The Student Barometer is the largest annual study of students in the world, with feedback from over 2 million respondents, and i-graduate surveys have been implemented by 1,400 education institutions worldwide running in 28 countries across 5 continents.  UWTSD is participating in the survey for only the third year, and invited its students to complete the survey during the Autumn of 2016.

Further Information

  1. For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk