Student satisfaction remains very high at University Centre Myerscough, after the latest results of the National Student Survey.
85% of students said they were satisfied overall with their course, according to the independent figures released by the Office for Students. This is higher than the national average.
There have been increases in satisfaction levels across all areas of teaching, learning, assessment and academic support, with assessment and feedback being in the top 25% of all UK universities and colleges.
The survey was undertaken by students across the UK from hundreds of higher education institutions, further education colleges and other alternative providers. Myerscough College have taken part in the survey for many years, which has been voluntary, although the survey has been a compulsory requirement to all providers from 2017.
Mick Cottam, Assistant Principal, Higher Education at University Centre Myerscough, said: ‘’We are extremely pleased with the outcomes of the latest National Student Survey. Our aim is to provide the best possible experience for our students.
‘’To have the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities at the College confirmed by the students is the best possible endorsement for us.
‘’The results of the survey provide valuable information for prospective students of Myerscough College and act as further proof that Myerscough is an outstanding choice for people wishing to study sport or land based studies at higher education level.’’
Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of the Office for Students, said: ‘’We run the NSS to help ensure that students’ voices are heard and understood, so that universities and colleges can work to give all students a positive experience of higher education. The NSS is a highly credible and long-established survey which continually achieves a very high response rate. The results are an invaluable tool for universities and colleges to improve students’ experience of higher education.
'‘We will ensure the survey remains a valid and useful resource and review the changes providers are making in response to the survey’s findings.’’
Universities Minister Sam Gyimah said: ‘’The student voice is the most important voice, and the National Student Survey is a vital tool that provides an invaluable insight into the student experience.
''It is brilliant to see continually high satisfaction rates but we need to keep improving. That is why I want to see universities and colleges using this data to enhance and develop their offer for those choosing to study there.’’
by Dave Salmon