NSS Success 2014

The Department of Undergraduate Legal Studies at SwanseaUniversity has achieved further success in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), performing even more strongly than last year’s high ratings in academic support, student timetables, IT provision and library resources. The Department has beaten the sector scores on a wide range of criteria, showing high levels of student satisfaction. Students awarded particularly high marks in questions relating to academic advice and support and to the quality of feedback on assessed work. Students also rated teaching highly, with 91% of students agreeing that Swansea law staff are good at explaining things and 89% saying that the course is intellectually stimulating.

Swansea students give higher ratings than law students across the sector for the quality of feedback on assessed work. Students agreed that feedback is prompt, detailed and helps to clarify understanding and that assessment and marking is fair. On academic support more widely, students said that staff availability was good and that they received helpful advice.

The Department of Undergraduate Legal Studies also performs very strongly on employability. In the latest official survey, 94 per cent of Swansea LLB graduates were recorded as being in employment and/or further study, and 67 per cent of those employed held a professional or managerial job six months after the course. Students have the benefit of dedicated employability sessions and they are encouraged to take part in the Swansea Employability Award. A range of employability initiatives helps give Swansea graduates a lead over other applicants.

Ruth Costigan, the Programme Director LLB (Single Hons) said, ‘We are proud to deliver an outstanding legal education and it’s pleasing to once again be ahead of the sector benchmark on a range of aspects of student experience. The employability success also shows the excellent preparation we provide for our students ahead of their entry into professional life or further study or training.’

The National Student Survey is a comprehensive survey of students’ views across the UK, carried out by Ipsos-MORI.