Aberystwyth University has been awarded the prestigious ‘University of the Year for Teaching Quality’ accolade in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. It makes it the first Welsh institution to be ranked number one for the award, whilst the league table also propels Aberystwyth into the U.K.’s overall top 50.
The university is also included amongst the top five in the U.K. for student experience, first place in Wales. It has maintained a top 50 spot amongst 131 higher education institutions, and was recognised with a gold award in the 2018 Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
The editor of the Sunday Times Good University Guide, Alastair McCall, said, “Aberystwyth University had taken strides in recent years to improve the student experience.”
“Students at Aberystwyth know they are on to a good thing and have been swift to acknowledge it. The university has secured some of the most remarkable scores in the U.K. from students for the quality of teaching it offers. It is one of a very few universities to increase its student satisfaction scores in this area from last year, against a backdrop of a much tougher National Student Survey.”