The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual survey completed by all undergraduate students in their final year of study. Students are asked to give honest feedback about various parts of the institution in which they study, and all answers are strictly confidential.
2017 marked UKCBC’s first official entry into the NSS, and we are proud to announce the results are overwhelmingly positive. Across eight out of nine categories, UKCBC ranked notably higher than both the regional and sector average.
The results of the NSS help students make well-informed choices when deciding which undergraduate course and institution they will choose. The results also provide extremely valuable data for institutions, highlighting trends and successes and identifying areas that may need further attention.
UKCBC’s overall student satisfaction of 93%, is 8% higher than both the regional and sector average, clearly affirming the college’s position as a quality provider of higher education. UKCBC also outperforms regional and sector averages in responses to academic support, learning community and student voice.
The positive results mark a month of exciting news for UKCBC. A Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Provisional Award was received in July, along with the confirmation of an exciting new partnership between UKCBC and Bath Spa University.
UKCBC’s new undergraduate top-up degree courses, in partnership with Bath Spa University, will be starting from September 2017. The courses offered from September will be a BA (Hons) in Business and Management, and a BA (Hons) in Business Management (Tourism Management). Each of the one-year courses will allow UKCBC’s HND graduates a smooth transition from HND to honour’s degree study and will help add professional value to students of the college Students on these new degree courses will continue to experience the high quality of student support and learning community that UKCBC has been recognised for through the NSS results.
UKCBC prides itself in involving student participation, as confirmed in the NSS results. Through an open dialogue with the student body, UKCBC continues to address the issues that matter most, ensuring that our graduating students are sufficiently prepared to take the next steps of responsibility within their careers.