Student voice growing stronger at Glyndŵr University
September 28 2012
More Glyndŵr University students than ever have taken part in the UK’s leading student survey.
The National Student Survey (NSS) 2012, which asks final year students for their views on their university experience, has been published this week.
In total 64 per cent of Glyndŵr University students took part – up from 59 per cent last year and 51 per cent in 2010.
Sally Harrison, associate director of student experience at the university, said the news was a sign of the increased links between the university and its student body.
She said: “The figures mean we are now well in line with the UK average for responses to the survey. We are pleased to see that closer working between the university and the students’ guild has paid off through increased participation.”
Students are asked a total of 22 questions on a range of issues, from the facilities provided to the level of communication and feedback from teaching staff.
Sally said: “We have seen significant progress in a number of subject areas, such as history, animal science and built environment, but we know there is lots more we can do.
“The results of last year’s survey were taken on board and resulted in real improvements across the campus through a campaign we called ‘you said, we did’. We provided more IT facilities, improved communication and developed the number of clubs, societies and activities on offer.
“We want to continue growing our student community and strengthening the power of the student voice. We have created a new post to help support the students’ guild in their efforts, and will also be employing a new student adviser in the near future.
“By making changes our students can see, in direct response to their comments, we are encouraging them more than ever to make their voices heard.”