Swansea University wins university of the year at Whatuni awards

Swansea University tops the Whatuni league table, which is based entirely in student satisfaction scores

Swansea University has been crowned university of the year at the 2019 Whatuni awards. It is the second time the provider has claimed the title.

The league table is based entirely on student satisfaction scores. More than 41,000 students from 160 UK HEI contributed to the 2019 rankings.

Prof Paul Boyle, vice-chancellor elect of Swansea University, said: “We are thrilled to have been crowned the Whatuni Student Choice Awards’ university of the year for the second time in five years. As the award is voted for by students, it makes it even more special as they are at the heart of all we do at Swansea.”

Swansea also won the awards for courses and lecturers, and postgraduate provision.

There was a 0.7 per cent rise in student satisfaction on last year, with 81 per cent of participants reporting they were happy with their provider.

Aberystwyth University and Loughborough University came second and third respectively. Welsh universities outperformed their English and Scottish counterparts, claiming four of the top 10 spots.

Shakira Martin, NUS president, said: “Student views are vital in identifying the ways students’ unions and NUS continue to deliver the activities and services that students need. We’re thrilled to celebrate some of the hard work of students’ unions at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.”


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