Courses within Childhood Studies/Education at Glyndŵr University ranked second in the UK and number one in Wales for student satisfaction according to the Complete University Guide 2016. Excellent student retention rates (95% in 2014/15) and high level of students gaining 1st and 2:1 classifications (72% in 2014/15). 100% of students applying for PGCE Primary in 2015 were offered a place. Block placements are offered in educational settings in each year of the programme, including Welsh medium and special education. A supportive staff team and academic tutorial system. Articles for international peer-reviewed journals have been jointly produced by staff and level 6 students. Careers event in Year 2 including presentations delivered by Alumni.