Nescot Higher Education students among country's happiest

Sep 11, 2013

Nescot Higher Education students among country's happiest

Higher Education (HE) students at Nescot are among the most satisfied in the country, according to new statistics.

The National Student Survey found 95% of those questioned were satisfied with their course, compared to 85% nationally.

The results mean HE students at Nescot are the most satisfied in Surrey, and compares to 92% at the University of Cambridge, 91% at the University of Oxford, and 90% at the University of Durham.

Principal Sunaina Mann said: "We’re proud to see that Nescot’s HE students are some of the most satisfied in the country. Our staff work hard to creative a supportive and inclusive environment, where every student can fulfil their potential. 

“The survey results show Nescot can compete with the best HE institutes in the UK, as well as offering great value for money in a local setting.”

Of Nescot’s HE students who took part in the survey, 96% said staff were ‘good at explaining things’, 99% said staff were ‘enthusiastic’ about their subject, and 92% said teachers made classes interesting.

A further 92% said feedback on written work had helped to clarify things they hadn’t understood, 99% said the library resources and services were good enough for their needs and 96% said assessment arrangements and marking had been fair.

Ninety-two per cent of undergraduates said the course had helped improve their communication skills and 93% said studying at Nescot had helped them present themselves with confidence, while 96% said their course was intellectually stimulating.

HE courses at Nescot include Osteopathic Medicine, Public Services, Perfusion, Computing, Psychodynamic Counselling, Animal Management, Biomedical Science, Sports Therapy and Teacher Training.

We're still accepting application for HE courses to begin this year - find out more here

Qualifications range from Higher National Certificates and Diplomas to Foundation Degrees, top-up degrees and Masters’-level study.

Nescot also offers a wide range of full-time Further Education courses and apprenticeships, and the college is home to the Gas and Electrical Academy, Epsom Downs Business Centre and the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as having a Reed employment centre on campus.

The annual National Student Survey, which has been conducted by Ipsos MORI since 2005, gathers the opinions of more than 300,000 final-year undergraduates at 154 universities and 165 colleges.

Students are asked to rate their response to various questions from ‘strongly disagree’ to ‘strongly agree’, with answers of ‘strongly agree’ and ‘mostly agree’ comprising the rate of satisfaction.

You can see the results in full online here

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