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National Student Survey Sees Satisfaction Increase on a Number of Cardiff Met Degree Programmes

​27/07/2018

​The National Student Survey (NSS) 2018 results published today (Friday July 27th 2018) reveal an increase in student satisfaction across nine subject areas at Cardiff Met, with five degree programmes achieving a 100% satisfaction rate: BA (Hons) Artist Designer: MakerBA (Hons) TextilesBSc (Hons) Architectural Design and TechnologyBSc (Hons) Dental Technology, and BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching.

The survey found that 83% of Cardiff Met final year undergraduates who completed the annual survey were satisfied with their overall student experience. Satisfaction levels remain on a par with both the HE sector and Wales average and 31% of courses across the University scored a satisfaction rate of 90% and above. 

The NSS is an annual survey taken by final year undergraduate students to assess their university experience in areas including teaching, academic support, learning resources and placements. This year, 74% of our final year students undertook the survey.

Cardiff Met President & Vice-Chancellor Professor Cara Aitchison said:  "The NSS results consolidate the improvements of last year and demonstrate the ongoing commitment of both academic and professional services staff to student experience and success in what has been a challenging academic year."

"There's still more work to be done to fulfil our commitment to providing excellent facilities and a first class experience that enables all Cardiff Met students to thrive in and beyond university."

Ieuan Gardiner, President of the Cardiff Met Students' Union said:  "We pride ourselves on the high level of engagement that exists between our students, the Students' Union and the University. We are very pleased that a number of the long-term campaigns we run in partnership with the University, such as the Student-Led Teaching Fellowship and 'Have Your Say', have been successful and have been recognised by our students.

"As a Students' Union we ensure that the student voice is embedded into the workings of the University, driving forward improvements year on year."  

In the survey for postgraduate-taught students, satisfaction amongst Cardiff Met students increased by 3% from last year to 88% and remains in the top quartile for assessment (8th out of 104 in the sector). Within this survey, Cardiff Met also sits in the top quartile for employability (10th out of 105 in the sector) and in the top quartile for dissertation support and skills development.   

In the survey for postgraduate research students, Cardiff Met increased in overall satisfaction by 4% to 81%.   

The National Student Survey, commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), has been capturing final-year undergraduate students' feedback on their course experience since 2005.