Student satisfaction to drive success at Wrexham Glyndwr University
December 2 2016
Building on a boost in student satisfaction is one of the key drivers for success at Wrexham Glyndwr University in 2017.
The institutionis already celebrating a 5% increase in the National Student Survey – putting it among the top 10 biggest risers in the UK - but is aiming to increase that number next year.
As well as personal academic tutors for every student, Wrexham Glyndwr is planning to reinforce its impressive progress in career development, student satisfaction and widening access.
The University has been lauded for its 92.1% employability rate – the highest in North Wales – and providing access to higher education for people from non-traditional backgrounds.
Wrexham Glyndwr’s Employment Performance Indicator (EPI) for first degree part-time leavers is also high - 98.1%, the joint highest in Wales.
This, in tandem with access to its award-winning support teams and Career Zone, helped the University to joint seventh place in the UK in the Social Mobility Graduate Index and its new-look Students’ Union was named Small and Specialist SU of the Year at the NUS Wales Awards 2016.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Dr Claire Taylor said the University has grown throughout the year and will further as part of its five-year strategy.
“Here at Wrexham Glyndwr University we work hard to ensure that every student is offered the best possible support for them to succeed in their studies,” said Dr Taylor.
“Our personal academic tutors play a key part in this support mechanism which also includes a collaborative approach from our Students’ Union and staff across the full range of professional services.
“Everyone across the university community is committed to this approach.”
One in five students at the University has a registered disability, and the focus on supporting those with dyslexia or Irlen Syndrome through academic learning and study skills is a key driver for the team at their base in the Edward Llwyd Centre on Wrexham campus.
As well as specialist one-to-one tutor support, mental health mentoring, affected students are given help in making examination arrangement and guidance when applying for grants and financial assistance.
Professor Maria Hinfelaar, Vice-Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University, said that whatever a student’s background or circumstances, they will be offered support from start to finish and beyond graduation.
“It is, of course, vital for our students that we are there for them while they are here with us, but also that we are there as they make their way in the world - student support is something we do exceptionally well and I’m very proud of that,” she said.
“We are an ambitious, young university; we have talent and opportunities in abundance to work with the region and internationally, and as we grow in stature our focus will remain on providing the very best for our students and the community we serve.”
For more information, visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Studentsupport