National Student Survey 2016

Aberystwyth Top in UK for Teaching Welsh & Celtic Studies
The quality of teaching at Aberystwyth University’s Welsh & Celtic Studies Department is the best in the UK, according to a poll of UK students.

In the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS), overall satisfaction with the teaching of Welsh (Celtic Studies) was 100%, while assessment and feedback, and academic support were also given the highest mark.

The Department also received a top score of 100% for overall satisfaction, compared to a UK score of 86%.

Dr Cathryn Charnell-White, Head of the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University, said:
“As a Department we are delighted with the affirmation that our students have given us in the most recent NSS survey. The 100% rating for teaching reflects my colleagues’ commitment to engaging our students as well as sharing their passion for their particular areas of expertise in Welsh and Celtic Studies. The 100% rating for overall satisfaction speaks for itself.”

The NSS figures follow closely on the heels of the latest employability figures for UK universities which showed that 100% of graduates from the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies were in work or further study six months after leaving Aberystwyth University. Employability figures at Aberystwyth University.

Welsh and Celtic Studies English - NSS Graphic

The Department’s achievements have contributed to a wider success story at Aberystwyth University which is rated one of the top ten higher education institutions in the UK for overall student satisfaction and the best in Wales, according to the annual survey.

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

The NSS collects data from 158 of the UK’s Higher Education Institutions and is recognised as an influential source of information for prospective students when considering their options.

If you’re interested in studying at Aberystwyth University’s Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies and want to find out why our students are so satisfied with their courses, it’s not too late. We still have some clearing places left for the 2016-17 academic year or come along and visit us during one of our Open Days.

The National Student Survey is carried out annually by IPSOS Mori on behalf of the UK’s higher education funding councils and interviewing around 300,000 final year students in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It asks students to score their university across a wide range of measures including quality of teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources and personal development.