WGU scores highly for teaching in university guide
Wrexham Glyndwr University ranked highly for teaching in the newly-released Guardian University Guide 2018.
In the teaching category, Computer Science was listed third in Wales, Mechanical Engineering came eighth in the UK and number one in Wales, and Education was third in the UK and top in Wales for satisfaction.
The School of Creative Arts was ranked second in Wales overall and 14th in the UK for feedback, and Design and Crafts rose to become best in Wales and 12th in the UK for feedback.
Education was listed fourth in the UK and top in Wales for satisfaction with feedback, Social Work was top in Wales for feedback and graduates entering their chosen career within six months, and the Health Professions secured number one position in the UK for satisfaction with feedback.
Sports Science also performed well, and was top in Wales for teaching and feedback - 17th and 10th respectively in the UK.
While disappointed with the University’s overall performance, Vice-Chancellor Professor Maria Hinfelaar said developments in past months will have a positive impact on next year’s results.
“It is heartening to see that we have scored highly for teaching and academic feedback, as these are areas we have looked to improve,” said Professor Hinfelaar.
“We will continue to work hard to bring all Schools up to the level of those which have done so well in this league table, and would like to thank everyone for their hard work throughout the year.”
She added: “We are disappointed with the overall Guardian University Guide result but are confident that we will improve our position in the future, once such league tables have caught up with the huge strides we have made over the last 12 months.
“That includes the unveiling of our vision for the Wrexham campus and looking ahead to the next National Student Survey (NSS) and employability figures, which have seen us perform highly in recent years.
“We are always looking to better the student experience and are currently undertaking a curriculum review to ensure our courses remain up-to-date with the demands of modern industry.
“We will certainly not be resting on our laurels and will do all we can to make our way up the league tables in the years ahead.”