College programmes achieve top ratings in National Student Satisfaction results

Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences has seen three of its subjects appearing in the top 10 in the recent 2017 National Student Satisfaction survey.

NSSThe College is proud to have achieved Top 10 ranking in Social Work and Osteopathy, whilst achieving 1st in the UK for student satisfaction for its Social Policy programme in the recent 2017 National Student Satisfaction survey‌.

The survey, conducted across the UK gathers opinion from current students about their experiences of their courses, asking them to provide honest feedback on what is has been like to study on their course at their institution. It is an influential source of public information about Higher Education and gives students a powerful collective voice to help shape the future of their course and their university.

Professor Ceri Philips (Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences) says, “The College is delighted that these programmes are rated so highly by our students, being among the best and, in the case of Social Policy, the best in the UK. It is testimony to the efforts of our staff whose commitment to their students and their experience during their studies is highly commendable and we congratulate colleagues on such achievements. The College places considerable store on ensuring that students have the best possible student experience while in the College and has invested in new support mechanisms to enhance our performance across all programmes.   

We will not be resting on our laurels and will aim to increase the number of programmes that feature in the higher echelons of the NSS league tables.”

Christian Beech, (Programme Director Social Work) comments, "Student satisfaction is a top priority for Social Work at Swansea.  Our place in the UK top 10 reflects the social work programme team's commitment and dedication to developing and sustaining high quality teaching and knowledge-based practice learning opportunities through meaningful partnership with students and key stakeholders".

Gideon Calder (Programme Director Social Policy) comments, “In the BSc Social Policy we treat our students as individuals, each with distinct interests, strengths and ambitions, and each on their own journey.  We stay in regular dialogue with them through the degree, about the development of their knowledge and skills.  The students reap their own rewards - and show how academic achievement can be highly enjoyable, as well as enriching.'

Swansea University has achieved an overall satisfaction score of 88%, ranking Swansea University as joint 17th in the UK. The NSS is a widely recognised survey and the results are made available to prospective students and their advisers through the Unistats website.


For further information about our programmes, please visit the College of Human and Health Sciences course pages.