Swansea University has made it in to the Top Ten in the UK for student satisfaction. How did we rank in other areas? Check out this handy infographic to see it all explained.

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Wednesday August 12th, 2015

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Swansea University is 8th in the UK for student satisfaction, and the highest-ranking university in Wales, according to the results of the latest National Student Survey (NSS), published today, which show that 91% of Swansea students say that they are satisfied with their course overall.

As well as the rise in overall satisfaction rating to 91%, Swansea saw its score improve in all seven of the individual areas assessed, including teaching, assessment, and satisfaction with its Students’ Union.472-Graduation2014_234

1866 Swansea students completed the 2015 survey, representing 69% of all those eligible.

• Overall student satisfaction at Swansea University was 91%, an increase of 2% on last year

• This is 5% higher than the average score for all UK universities and 6% higher than the average for Welsh universities

• It puts Swansea University in the top 10 universities in the UK, joint 8th with other universities including Oxford

• For individual subjects, 18 of the 41 Swansea subjects assessed make the UK top 10 for overall satisfaction.

• Swansea is top in the UK for 4 subjects – genetics, media studies, medical technology and historical and philosophical studies – and in the top 5 for 8 others.

Professor Martin Stringer, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University, said:

“These are excellent results for Swansea University and clearly reflect the continued efforts of the University to improve the student experience.

I am delighted not only to see the excellent improvements in overall satisfaction but also dramatic uplifts in other key areas such as teaching, academic support, and organisation and management.

We work in close partnership with our students, who are a key driver of our continued improvement and success.

With our new £450 million Bay Campus opening in September and ongoing improvements in the Singleton Campus this is a very exciting time for Swansea University and an excellent time to be a student here.

These results clearly demonstrate the quality of teaching and student support that new and returning students can expect in the coming year.”

Lewys Aron, President of Swansea University Students’ Union, said:

“This is an excellent result for Swansea students and this is a testament to the improvements students see on a day-to-day basis at Swansea University.

I’m cautiously pleased with the increased satisfaction rating for the Students’ Union, which shows that we are making steady progress”
There are four subject areas with 100% satisfaction: Genetics, Media Studies, Medical Technology andOthers in Historical and Philosophical Studies. Two areas scored 98%: Computer Science and Law.

The following scored 95% or above: Social Policy, Classics, French Studies, German and Scandinavian Studies, History, Materials and Minerals Technology and Archaeology/Egyptology. There were a further 16 areas with overall satisfaction above 90%.

Swansea student satisfaction ratings rose on all seven of the individual measures used in the survey.

Thank you to all students who filled the survey in and gave us your feedback.

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The final scaffolding surrounding the building has been taken down to reveal the four faced clock tower which is counting down to the 18th September opening of the Bay Campus.

The clock tower will form part of the Tower Information Centre, which will be home to the Bay Campus MyUniHub.

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The new MyUniHub will provide a central information service for students on both campuses. How you access information will change from September, with the hubs bringing together frontline information services in to one location. These services include:
Academic Services
Student Records
International Student Advisory Service
Money Advice and Support Office
International Development Office
Finance (cash office)

The hubs are designed to improve how we deliver information to students, bringing together all the information you need in to one friendly service.

There will also be a MyUniHub situated in the Abbey Stable Block on the Singleton Campus.

View the latest images of the completed Tower Information Centre

Also situated in the Tower will be premium living quarters for students, boasting spectacular across Swansea Bay.
You can see answers to frequently asked questions about the Bay Campus, latest images and videos by visiting our webpages www.swansea.ac.uk/campus-development . For any specific queries please email campusdevelopment@swansea.ac.uk or call us on 01792 60 6096 / 6095.

Tuesday August 4th, 2015

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I am a PhD student conducting discussions on our perceptions of our attention as we age. Volunteers are needed for a one hour discussion held on campus. Are you aged 18-25 years? and free on Tuesday August 11th between 12.30 and 1.30pm? Are you aged 45-55 years? and free on Wednesday August 12th between 12.30 and 1.30pm? Bring your lunch and I will supply tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please contact me Emma Richards if you wish to help and I can provide more details.

Monday August 3rd, 2015

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Researchers at Swansea University are looking to recruit participants to complete our online questionnaire which should take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time. Your responses will be completely anonymous and will help us to explore the kinds of characteristics that help decrease negative attitudes towards people with mental illness. STUDENTS FROM ALL SUBJECT AREAS MOST WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE!

The study is on the subject pool system and participants will be awarded 2 credits for taking part. Please click on the link below to complete the survey:- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZTDL6CX

Contact Email : 750670@swansea.ac.uk

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