93% of students on Higher Education courses at Rotherham College said they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, compared with the national average of 86%, according to figures released by the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS).
The NSS is an independent survey which asks students to rate the quality of their Higher Education experience, to which over 250,000 degree or HNC/D students in universities and colleges across England responded.
Other highlights from the NSS 2015 results for Rotherham College include: 93% of students agreeing or strongly agreeing that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach; 97% of students agreed or strongly agreed that their ‘timetable works efficiently as far as their activities are concerned’; and the scores for advice, support and contact with tutors at Rotherham were all at a 90% rating or above, while the national averages were all below 88% and as low as 78%.
Ann Hardy, Assistant Principal for Higher Education at the College said:
“We are delighted with these results. They show that the things we champion on our Higher Education courses: enthusiastic teaching, great support and timetables which fit with the working lives of our students, are hitting the mark with students.”
“They also show that Rotherham College is performing well above the standards met by many universities in England and we are really proud to achieve that for our students and the town.”
The College has ambitious plans to continue to develop its higher education provision and is set to create a dedicated £12-million university campus built on the Doncaster Gate site, under new proposals.
The new HE centre will accommodate up to 1,000 students and will aid the regeneration of Rotherham by bringing hundreds of extra people into the town centre on a daily basis and boosting trade for local businesses.