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Nursing and education teaching at Glyndŵr rated best in Wales

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Photo: A nursing simulation suite is one of the facilities used for teaching students studying at Glyndŵr University.

Nursing and education students at Glyndŵr University have rated their course top in Wales for the quality of teaching in an annual survey of students.

The two course areas ranked highest in the country for satisfaction with teaching in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

In a further boost, education posted the strongest performance in Wales in six out of seven categories covering various aspects of students’ university experience.

These include teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development and overall satisfaction with their course.

Nursing also ranked highest in the UK for student satisfaction with assessment and feedback.

Overall, more than three quarters of Glyndŵr University students said they were satisfied with their course.

Professor Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University, said: “The National Student Survey is an important measure of the happiness of our students and I am delighted that the university continues to demonstrate a positive upward trend in student satisfaction since the survey was introduced.

“The university prides itself on its community feel and personal support provided to students so we’re extremely pleased to be ranked in the top two in Wales for student satisfaction with assessment and feedback.”

85% of students in Wales were satisfied with their overall higher education experience, its highest ever level.

Overall satisfaction increased by 1 percentage point since 2013, with two thirds of all categories having improved on the previous year.

A Higher Education Wales spokesperson said: “The NSS results are testament to the hard work Wales’s universities put in to delivering the best possible student learning experience, and show that student satisfaction has improved across a range of areas of university life.

“These results reflect the positive interaction between staff and students that focuses on the key issues that are important to them such as assessment and feedback that has increased again this year.

“Complacency is not an option however and universities in Wales are committed to building on these results, delivering excellent learning and teaching for all Wales’s students, no matter their mode, place or pace of study.

“The last decade of NSS results has shown an impressive rise in satisfaction in Wales and we will work with our students in making the next decade even more positive and continue to build towards becoming the country with the highest satisfaction rates in the UK.”

Hundreds of students are expected to attend the university’s annual Clearing Open Day this Saturday, August 16.

With A-Level results announced this week and places available for students to begin study this September, lecturers will be on hand to answers questions about courses.

There will also be opportunities to view student accommodation and take a tour of the university campus.

For more information visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk or call the enquiries desk on 01978 293439.

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