Swansea University ranked in UK top 10 for student satisfaction

Swansea University has maintained its position in the UK top 10 for overall student satisfaction, according to the results of the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

Published today (3 July), the 2019 results reveal that 88% of Swansea students say that they are satisfied with their course overall. This result places the University in 10th place when compared to a list of the 132 universities that appeared in the Times Good University Guide 2019.  

The NSS is a comprehensive UK-wide survey of students’ views carried out independently and anonymously by Ipsos-MORI. Students are asked their views on areas such as teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, the organisation and management of their course, learning resources, the Student Voice and their Students’ Union. 

Student in the library

Students at 442 institutions were eligible to take part. 2,949 Swansea University students completed the 2019 survey, representing 79% of all those eligible.

  • At the specific subject level the University appears in the top 10 for overall satisfaction in 15 of the 45 subjects we appear in.
  • Top 10 rankings in particular was achieved by: Archaeology (1st), Classics (5th) American and Australasian Studies (6th), Complementary Medicine (6th), Medical Technology (6th), Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry (7th), Social Policy (7th), Others in Linguistics, Classics and related subjects (8th), Physical Geography and Environmental Science (8th), Politics (8th), Aerospace Engineering (9th), Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering (9th), Electronic and Electrical Engineering (9th), French Studies (9th), Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering (9th)

Professor Martin Stringer, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University, said: “Students are at the heart of everything we do, so I am delighted to see that we have maintained our high levels of overall student satisfaction and are ranked in the UK top 10 once again this year.

“We work in close partnership with our students, who play a key role in our continued improvement, and these results demonstrate the continued efforts of the University to improve the student experience. We are very pleased to see the ‘student voice’ section of the survey improved to 79%, placing us 12th in the UK.

“This excellent news builds on our recent success in the Guardian University Guide 2020, in which we were ranked top in Wales for a second year, and on winning the title of University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

“It’s clear that Swansea University is a high-performing, global university that delivers top quality teaching, world-leading research, and a superb student experience.”