85 per cent of UCBB students who completed the NSS this year agreed or strongly agreed that overall, they were satisfied with their course, compared to a national average of 83 per cent. 

85 per cent of students agreed that the Student Voice was good, significantly higher than the national average of 74 per cent. Academic Support is a key strength of UCBB and is reflected by its 87 per cent satisfaction rate, compared to a 79 per cent national average.

Bill Meredith, Principal and CEO said: “It is fantastic to see such a positive outcome from the National Student Survey and the high levels of satisfaction from our students. It shows that the quality, accessibility and flexibility of our academic support is valued by our students, especially as we have supported them through a particularly challenging year.”

The University Centre Bishop Burton is a specialist land-based education provider, and is ranked among the top performing sector specialist colleges and universities nationally. At course level, UCBB received the highest possible rating of 100 per cent overall satisfaction for those studying Equine (BSc Equine Therapy and Rehab). This was closely matched by a 97 per cent overall satisfaction rate from Animal Management students (FdSc Animal Management and Behaviour), demonstrating its strength as a leading land-based higher education provider. Students from all Sport programmes returned an impressive 93 per cent satisfaction rating, further illustrating the positive experience that students recognise from their time at UCBB.

Bill continued to say; “I am delighted to see the hard work and commitment of our staff being recognized in this way. Our students are our number one priority, making sure they have access to the highest quality teaching and facilities support them on their path to meaningful and rewarding careers.”

The NSS was open for students between 6 January and 30 April 2020. It is the largest survey of its kind in the UK and gives students the opportunity to say what they think about their course at their college / university. Final year students are asked respond on a scale of 1-5 about whether they agree with a range of statements about their course, learning and overall experience at the institution. Aspects covered include; teaching quality, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, learning community and student voice.

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