Wednesday 03-07-2019 - 16:00
Wales continues to outperform the rest of the UK on student satisfaction, but there's more to be done to strengthen student voice, says NUS Wales President Rob Simkins.
The 2019 National Student Survey has revealed that Wales is continuing to outperform the rest of the UK on student satisfaction.
85% of students in Wales are satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience, while students at Welsh institutions are also the most satisfied in the UK with their students’ unions and student voice.
Rob Simkins, President of NUS Wales, said:
“Today’s results show that Wales is the best nation in the UK to be a student. That Wales continues to perform above the UK average on student satisfaction pays testament to the hard work of our students’ unions, which play a crucial role in the educational experience of thousands of students each year.
“The outlook is positive but there is always room for improvement. NUS Wales has consistently made the case for fully funded, autonomous student voice structures to be made a legal requirement in all post-16 education settings. The Welsh Government’s upcoming reforms of the post-compulsory education and training system provide the perfect opportunity to do that.”