You may have seen stats about the ‘university experience’ from various surveys and league tables in the media and online. These figures can be confusing to understand but can be helpful when choosing your course or university. Here we explain what some of these surveys are and where UWTSD ranks.
Not every university participates in every survey or league table except for the NSS (National Student Survey), but most surveys attract a wide selection of students from institutions across the UK. The NSS is a survey of final year students studying at all Universities and Colleges providing Higher Education throughout Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. You will see the results of the NSS released each August, the results can also be seen on the Unistats website and on most course pages. This year, 126 Universities participated in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards and 116 took part in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) 2018
The WUSCAs are Whatuni’s annual celebration of student satisfaction in higher education. The 36,000+ reviews received towards the 2018 awards showcase the student voice. This year we ranked:
“Here, you walk in and people are happy. At lunchtime people are happy. You go to the library and people are happy. My friendship group here all transferred from other universities, we all had a mutual feeling about this one” – Phebe Harrow, UWTSD student
The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018
This survey rates the best universities in the UK, as decided by current students. As well as ranking 7th in the UK for academic experience, UWTSD also ranked:
“I had a wonderful time surrounded by great people while in Carmarthen and I have improved my language and communication skills. All of my lecturers and friends are really helpful when it comes to assignments and projects” – Jennifer Manggie, UWTSD International Student
People & Planet University League Table
The People & Planet’s University League is the only comprehensive and independent league table of UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance.
UWTSD was awarded ‘First Class’ status in the People & Planet University League Table 2017.
Be sure to keep tabs on our website, Ratings & Rankings webpage, social media and the blogs to learn about future results from surveys and league tables.