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Student satisfaction success for Glyndŵr University in new university league table

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Photo: Students at Glyndŵr University are among the most satisfied in Wales, according to the Complete University Guide 2016

April 28, 2016

Glyndŵr University proved once again that student satisfaction is its number one priority with positive results in a prestigious league table.

The Wrexham-based institution was ranked second in Wales for student satisfaction in the newly-released Complete University Guide.

The university was also fourth in Wales for graduate prospects and saw huge rises in subjects across the board.

Among the high-performing areas were Psychology – which saw an overall increase of 47 places and came top in Wales for graduate prospects – and Agriculture and Forestry, which was number one in the UK for student satisfaction.

Other areas where Glyndŵr was number one for student satisfaction in Wales were; Nursing, History, Theology, and Librarianship and Information Management. Drama, Communications and Media Studies, and Sports Science were both ranked second in this category in Wales.

In the UK tables for student satisfaction Nursing was second, and both Theology and History were listed third.

Interim Vice Chancellor, Professor Graham Upton, said: “The students are the number one priority of everyone here at Glyndŵr University so for us to have performed well and seen such positive levels of student satisfaction is very promising.

“I’d like to thank the staff for all of their hard work and congratulate those subject areas which have achieved encouraging feedback.”

Reflecting on the University’s overall position, Professor Upton said: “The University is focused on offering students a personal and professional experience that equips them for life and for success and enjoys a strong partnership with the student body as we build a brighter future together.

“We are disappointed to have seen a fall in our overall ranking having risen five places the previous year but we are working hard to improve. 

“We acknowledge that the University has endured a challenging period, but is now rising again following an operational and academic restructure and the reinstatement of our licence to sponsor international students.

“The experience of our students remains our top priority.  We are pleased to see more students accepting offers of places with us this year and believe there are exciting times ahead for the University as we look to the future with renewed optimism and a clear focus on delivering academic growth and financial stability.”

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of the Complete University Guide, said across the UK students seem to be getting a better deal for their tuition fees in almost every area.

“It remains to be seen how far this trend can continue but in the short term at least, students are benefitting from spending on facilities that affect them directly,” said Dr Kingston.

“The league tables, taken with the rankings for specific subjects, offer would-be students an accurate and independent guide to the UK university system.”

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