Highest ever student satisfaction results at UWTSD


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has been awarded its highest ever Student Satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2018 (NSS).

Caerfyrddin Graddio 1

With an overall satisfaction score of 86%, the University has obtained a joint 36th position in the UK, yet again an increase in student satisfaction and an increase of 22 places compared to last year.

Particularly good scores were achieved in a number of key sections.  The University is ranked 4th in the UK for ‘assessment and feedback’ and 11th in the UK for ‘academic support’.  In addition, UWTSD is ranked 1st overall in Wales in the ‘learning community’ category and 2nd in Wales for ‘learning opportunities’.

UWTSD also celebrates a number of successes at subject level.  Key results include:

  • UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in Anthropology;
  • UWTSD ranked 4th in the UK for student satisfaction in Electronic and Electrical Engineering;
  • UWTSD ranked 7th in the UK for student satisfaction in Academic Studies in Education;
  • UWTSD ranked 10th in the UK for student satisfaction in Forensic and Archaeological Science;
  • UWTSD ranked 12th in the UK for student satisfaction in Design Studies;
  • UWTSD ranked 14th in the UK for student satisfaction in Nursing;

UWTSD is also ranked in the UK top twenty for student satisfaction in Computer Science, Social Work and Sports Science.

“We are delighted with our NSS outcome, the top ten results for ‘assessment and feedback’ and ‘academic support, and excellent subject outcomes’”, said Dr Mirjam Plantinga, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience. “Providing a high-quality academic experience in a caring and supportive environment is key for the University and the results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of staff throughout the institution.”

“Student engagement is a priority at UWTSD and is crucial to achieving an excellent student experience.  We work in close partnership with the Students’ Union to ensure that student voice is integral to our planning activities throughout the organisation.  As we do with every survey we will be looking at the results carefully.  National surveys provide us with that vital feedback from our students to ensure that we continue to enhance their experience."

Rob Simkins, TSDSU Group President said “It's encouraging to see a positive result in so many areas, with particularly good results at individual course level too.  The Students’ Union will continue to work closely with the University during the coming year to continue the good work in enhancing the student experience across all of our campuses”.

Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, Vice-Chancellor, added:  “The excellent results achieved in the NSS are very pleasing and support the feedback that we have received throughout the year from our students who have consistently rated highly the quality of teaching, academic support and the learning community that the University offers.

The University will look to invest further in the quality of the student experience through the range of activities and opportunities provided as part of, or in addition to, our programmes of study. We will also continue to develop initiatives for our students in order to ensure that they are provided with a range of opportunities to develop as well-rounded individuals who will make a valuable contribution to their chosen fields of expertise.”

Further Information

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