Wrexham Glyndŵr University Adult Nursing course tops student satisfaction survey

Wrexham Glyndŵr University has been ranked top in the UK for Adult Nursing for overall student satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS).*

The prestigious accolade comes at an exciting time for the Nursing department at the university, just as contracts have been signed with Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) to launch an exciting raft of new Nursing and Allied Health Practitioner courses at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

Every final-year undergraduate across the UK is asked to complete the national survey, which offers them the chance to air their views on a wide range of questions about their university, its teaching and assessment, the academic support they have received - and more.  

Now staff and students at Wrexham Glyndŵr University are able to share their delight at the University’s showing in this year’s NSS, which reveals that as well as topping the UK charts for Adult Nursing in all but one section of the survey, it also performed strongly in other fields such as Sociology (which includes Criminal Justice).

Wrexham Glyndŵr University also ranked above all other Welsh universities in some key survey questions: ‘Teaching on my Course’, ‘Learning Opportunities’ and ‘Assessment and Feedback’.

The University is also ranked sixth in the UK for ‘The Teaching on My Course’ in the 2021 NSS out of UK recognised bodies that can award degrees.**

Overall, Wrexham Glyndŵr University was ranked fourth among Welsh universities for overall student satisfaction, an improvement on its previous placing. It also rose in the rankings for Student Voice, coming second out of all Welsh Universities.

Commenting on the results of the survey, Wrexham Glyndŵr University Vice-Chancellor Professor Maria Hinfelaar said: “This is a fantastic result and a tribute to the close partnership between our staff and students."

“Everybody has proved resilient and adaptable during a once-in-a-century public health crisis, and worked so hard to deliver a quality educational experience.”

Wrexham Glyndŵr University Students’ Union CEO Stefanie Hartley added: “We are extremely proud of these results after what has been an incredibly challenging year for students and for the sector."

“Our priority as a Students’ Union throughout the pandemic has been to remain as aligned with the University as possible, so we can set clear and consistent expectations for our students."

“We have focussed on delivering regular and targeted feedback from our student members directly to the University and we have made positive change together."

“This collaborative work is highlighted by the fantastic scores for teaching, feedback and in our own score as an SU, ready and able to advocate for our students."

“We have proven that the Glyndŵr community sticks together when times get tough and that we will always remain focussed on delivering the best student experience possible.”


* Based on the Adult Nursing CAH3 subject grouping.

** Measured against the UK Government list of institutions that can award degrees - the recognised bodies are available here - https://www.gov.uk/check-university-award-degree/recognised-bodies.