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Aber 'most satisfying' uni time
Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth also improved its overall performance in the guide
Students at university in Aberystwyth say their experience is one of the most satisfying, according to a survey.

Along with Loughborough, Leicester, East Anglia and St Andrews, the campus scored highest for student satisfaction in The Times Good University Guide.

The results, based on a national survey of final-year students, included questions on teaching, feedback, resources and personal development.

Aberystwyth University said the results were "a matter of the greatest pride".

In June, Aberystwyth was rated the UK's favourite university town in a survey by a student accommodation website.

Our aim is to continue to improve the student experience here in every respect
Professor Aled Jones

This year's university guide by The Times sees the University of Wales campus sharing the top slot for student satisfaction with a score of 4.1 out of a possible 5.

Aberystwyth also improved its overall performance in the guide, climbing seven places to 39th in the table, and second in Wales.

Pro vice-chancellor Professor Aled Jones said: "We are delighted that our students have once again this year acknowledged the safe, beautiful and welcoming atmosphere of Aberystwyth.

"We have always been near the top of every student satisfaction survey to date, but to be voted equal first in the UK is a matter of the greatest pride for us all.

"At the same time, our aim is to continue to improve the student experience here in every respect.

"Our students, and those who'll join them here in the future, now know that they really are enjoying the best student environment that the UK can offer."

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