ABERYSTWYTH CONTINUES TO LEAD ON STUDENT SATISFACTION; throughout the Year Companies and Websites Review the UK's Universities, and Some of Them Conduct Surveys on Different Aspects of Student Life, Voted by the Students Themselves. Aberystwyth Always Performs Well in These Surveys

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ABERYSTWYTH CONTINUES TO LEAD ON STUDENT SATISFACTION; throughout the Year Companies and Websites Review the UK's Universities, and Some of Them Conduct Surveys on Different Aspects of Student Life, Voted by the Students Themselves. Aberystwyth Always Performs Well in These Surveys


FOR the sixth consecutive year Aberystwyth University is leading on student satisfaction. The 2010 results of the National Student Survey (NSS) awarded the University a score of 4.4 out of 5 for student satisfaction, the second highest score for any public residential university in the UK, and for the sixth time, top in Wales. A total of 252,000 students participated in the National Student Survey this year, and they voted that overall satisfaction at Aberystwyth University remains exceptionally high at 92% - an increase of 2% on 2009 and 10% higher than both the Welsh and the UK average.

Aberystwyth University subjects achieving a very strong performance in the survey for 'Overall Satisfaction', with results of 4.5 and above on a scale of 1-5, include: Agriculture, Biology, Celtic Studies, English, Physical Geography, Sport Science. Subjects which out-performed the UK average for 'overall satisfaction' include: Accounting, Agriculture, Cinematics, Computer Science, Drama, Fine Art, Physical Geography, Sport Science.

Aberystwyth University is, for the third year running, the best university in the country for student satisfaction according to The Times Good University Guide 2010. With a student satisfaction rating of 81% Aberystwyth is one of only 13 UK universities to register a rating of 80% or more, which highlights the excellence found at Aberystwyth for the student experience. The Guide ranks 113 UK universities according to eight criteria; including student satisfaction, graduate prospects, research quality and degree results.

Aberystwyth University continues to climb the most respected national university league tables for 2011. The University is currently ranked 40th in the Times Good University Guide 2011 (previously 43); it has risen by seven places in The Independent Complete University Guide 2011 to 48; and has gone up an amazing 20 places in The Guardian University Guide to 49. All three tables have the University strengthening its hold on second place in Wales.

Aberystwyth University has been voted one of the very best universities for teaching and learning in the UK. …

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