Barnsley College scores high in national student survey

The College’s Higher Education (HE) has received another excellent set of results in the National Student Survey (NSS) for the 2020/21 academic year.

The College achieved an 84% overall student satisfaction rate in the survey, comfortably above the national average of 76%, meaning the College continues to provide the best possible learning experience for all our students.

The annual NSS survey runs across all publicly funded HE Institutions, gathering current students’ opinions on their courses and providing information to future students about HE colleges and universities.

Yiannis Koursis, Principal and Chief Executive of Barnsley College, said: “As a College we take great pride in the way we provide student satisfaction.

“Students are always at the very heart of everything we do.”

“Students are always at the very heart of everything we do and knowing that they are happy with the experience they have received, despite all the challenges that we have faced through the pandemic, reinforces the excellent work that our staff do each and every day.”

Our HE offers higher-level programmes focusing on the skills needed across the region and beyond including foundation and honours degrees, Higher Apprenticeships, HNCs, HNDs and professional business and leadership courses.

Whether you have an interest in childcare, computing, engineering, fine art, popular music or sport, we offer courses in a wide range of subjects. Many courses can be studied part-time, making them perfect for anyone wanting to fit study around work or family commitments. You’ll learn in a supportive and helpful learning environment with small class sizes and be able to get in touch with your tutors easily when required.

If you want to study a degree but don’t have the right qualifications, our Access to HE courses can help. These courses are designed to help you develop your knowledge within your chosen subject whilst improving your study skills and build confidence to help you get the grades required to study a higher-level course.

For information about any of our university-level courses attend our Higher Education Open Day on Tuesday 1 February, 4.00pm – 7.00pm. Visit for details about the event and to register a place. Alternatively, download a copy of our Higher Education course guide at or email

Last updated: 12th July 2022

Originally posted on: 28th January 2022