Glyndŵr University tops league table for student satisfaction in Wales
Glyndŵr University is number one in Wales for student satisfaction.
The Wrexham University achieved the 14th highest score for student satisfaction in the UK, and the highest score in Wales according to the Complete University Guide.
The Welsh institution moved five places up the league table overall, to number 110, and was ranked first in the UK for student satisfaction in Nursing, and Agriculture and Forestry, including its degrees in Equine Science and Welfare, and Animal Studies.
Computer Science, Architecture and Sports Science all scored highly. In particular Architecture and Sport Science were rated highly for graduate employment prospects, whilst Architecture, Computer Science, History, Social Work, and Sport Science were placed highly for student satisfaction.
Subject areas gaining the most places since last year are: Computer Science, Drama, Dance and Cinematics , Business and Management, and Communication and Media Studies.
It is positive news for Glyndŵr, which only became a university in 2008.
The news came just days after Glyndŵr was ranked number one in Wales and seventh in the UK in the proposed Social Mobility Graduate Index, for getting students from poorer backgrounds into jobs.
Responding to the Complete University Guide findings, Glyndŵr’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Scott, praised staff for improving on last year’s figures.
Prof Scott said the university will have completed a major restructuring exercise by September, which will modernise the way in which Glyndŵr operates and further enhance the quality of the student experience.
“An improvement in the Complete University Guide’s league table and our position as number one in Wales for student satisfaction are testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff here at Glyndŵr University,” said Prof Scott.
“To see such an improvement is very satisfying, but the hard work is only just beginning and we want to build on these outcomes over the coming year.”
He added: “We are in a period of transition and from September will be in a much stronger position, ready to grow further and evolve as a university.
“This good news, particularly the strong showing for student satisfaction, shows we are moving in the right direction – I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work and contribution to these results.”
Professor Vic Grout, head of computing at Glyndŵr University, said: "We're absolutely delighted with the results in computer science. This places us amongst the top Welsh universities in computing, where we deserve to be."Glyndŵr University open day takes place this Saturday from 10am-2pm. For more information, visit the website: www.glyndwr.ac.uk