Higher education survey reveals excellent student satisfaction
20th August 2013 4:15pm - Return to press releases
East Riding College has been named the College with the best higher education student satisfaction ratings in East Yorkshire.
Some 88 per cent of the College’s students said they were satisfied with the overall quality of their degree or other higher level course, compared to the average score of 85 per cent for all institutions nationally, which includes all universities.
In particular, students said that staff were good at explaining things, enthusiastic and accessible, and that their course was intellectually stimulating, with over 90 per cent agreeing to these statements.
The National Student Survey, carried out by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, drew responses from about 304,000 final year students at 154 higher education institutions and 165 further education colleges.
Principal Derek Branton said: “This is an excellent outcome for East Riding College and demonstrates the very high quality of teaching and learning across the full range of degrees, teacher training and other higher level courses.
“Our main focus is to ensure that students are challenged and stimulated by their higher education experience, feel they are getting excellent value for money and complete their course with a qualification that will help them to achieve their career goals.
“In particular, we know our students feel they benefit from the high levels of contact time with their tutors and the excellent support and advice they provide.”
The survey, conducted by Ipsos MORI, provides valuable information for prospective students, and helps universities and colleges to further improve the education they provide.
Colleges and universities are asked to encourage students to complete the survey but cannot influence their responses.
East Riding College offers a range of full-time and part-time higher level courses in a wide variety of subjects at its campuses in Beverley and Bridlington, and a smaller site in Hull.
These include BA and BSc degrees, foundation degrees, teacher training courses and BTEC higher nationals and certificates.
For more information, visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk/higher-education or call 0845 120 0037.
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