Once again, Bangor University has been ranked in the top 10 of the UK’s non-specialist universities, according to the latest annual National Student Satisfaction Survey (NSS). The news follows the University’s inclusion among the top 100 European Universities in the recent Times Higher Education (THE) European Teaching Rankings. Bangor University was also awarded a Gold Standard in the first round of the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.
The National Student Survey, a poll of over 320,000 graduating students at each university in the UK, provides the most comprehensive feedback on the student experience at each institution. This year, Bangor is ranked joint 9th in the UK, with an overall satisfaction rate of 88%.
Professor Oliver Turnbull, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching & Learning at Bangor University, said:
“The University prides itself on our excellent teaching and the strong support we provide for our students, and the results reflect this. These data are one of the measures we use to ensure that we respond to our students, and to continually enhance their experience at Bangor. These data are also, of course a valuable for prospective students, who will make decisions about University places over the next few weeks.”
Bangor University’s average satisfaction rate of 88% is well above the UK average of 83%, and that of Wales at 85%. Senior staff at the University put the success down to the high standard of teaching and the student experience at the University.
Prof Turnbull added: “Our commitment to our students, and to the quality of their experience at Bangor, is of course a team effort by our entire workforce. I would like to thank all our staff, and I would also like to thank our recent graduates for giving our University such positive feedback.” Four subject areas have also achieved 100% satisfaction scores. They are Celtic Studies (Welsh), French, Design Studies and Social Policy.