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Student survey results reach new highs

Barnsley College University Centre has received another impressive student rating in the 2022/23 National Student Survey (NSS).

98.6% of students responded positively to ‘How good teaching staff are at explaining things’, which is 8% higher than the national bench mark. 96% responded positively to ‘How well has your course developed your knowledge and skills that you think you will need for your future?’ and ‘How well have teaching staff supported your learning?’.

Running across all publicly funded Higher Education (HE) institutions, the annual NSS survey gathers current students’ opinions on their courses and provides information to future students about HE colleges and universities.

The NSS is one of the largest surveys of its kind and this year considered the views of over 339,000 students across 528 universities, colleges and other Higher Education providers.

Students were asked 28 questions about a range of aspects relating to their HE experience,  including the teaching on their course, learning opportunities, academic support, assessment and feedback, organisationand management, learning resources, student voice, mental wellbeing services and freedom of expression.

Andrea Clarke, Director of Quality for Higher Education at Barnsley College, said: “What a fantastic result that highlights the brilliance of our staff and the College community, who work exceptionally hard to put the student at the forefront of everything they do.

“I am so proud of the exceptional work the staff have put in to achieve such high rates of student approval; the College continues to inspire me.”

The College offers higher-level programmes focusing on the skills needed across the region and beyond including foundation and honours degrees, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, HNCs, HNDs, Higher Technical Qualifications and professional business and leadership courses which are validated by leading universities.

Whether you have an interest in Childcare, Criminology, Esports, Health and Social Care Professions or Sport, the College offers 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. Students will learn in a supportive and helpful learning environment with small class sizes and are able to contact tutors easily when additional support is required.

If you want to study a degree but don’t have the right qualifications, an Access to HE course could 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 studying a university-level course at Barnsley College University Centre, attend the Higher Education Open Day on Wednesday 18 October, 4.00pm – 7.00pm. For further information visit: www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education-open-days. Alternatively contact the Information Team by emailing info@barnsley.ac.uk or calling 01226 216 123.

Download a copy of our Higher Education course guide at www.barnsley.ac.uk/get-a-course-guide or email info@barnsley.ac.uk




Last updated: 16th October 2023

Originally posted on: 12th October 2023

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