Students praise Chichester College in national survey

August 23, 2017

Chichester College has been given an important seal of approval by its students.

The college has scored highly in the annual National Student Survey (NSS), which asks students at higher education providers – including colleges and universities – to rate their experiences reinforcing the recent Silver Teaching Excellent Framework rating awarded to us.

Chichester received an 86.75% overall satisfaction score, which is higher than the regional and sector averages (84.13 and 84.2 respectively).

Students reported high levels of satisfaction with the college’s teaching and support available to them.

More than 95% said they felt they were able to contact staff when they needed to and thought their lecturers were good at explaining things – both scores were much higher than the regional and sector averages, which were below 90%.

The college also scored well in the ‘Student Voice’ category, rating 77% – compared to around 69% at regional and sector level – and nearly 88% felt staff valued their views and opinions.

Sue Banger, Director of Higher Education at Chichester College, said: “These results are really positive and support the student-centric approach to education we have throughout the college.

“We have a growing HE provision here at Chichester, offering real alternatives with strong outcomes which build on the outstanding foundation from the college along with a key focus on employability as well as the academic rigour demanded at this level. So it’s extremely gratifying to know that our students are more than satisfied with the experience they have with us.

“We listen to our students, building on things they feel we do well and developing areas they may have expressed concerns about. I think this is reflected in the NSS findings and our recent Teaching Excellence Framework rating of Silver.

“The NSS is an important benchmark and can really influence future students when they are considering their options.

“I would like to think people can look at our results and feel confident that by choosing Chichester College they will be supported, listened to and receive the outstanding education they deserve.”

The NSS gathers opinions from nearly half a million students across the country about their experience of their courses, asking them for honest feedback.

It gives students a real voice to help shape the future of their course, as well as their university or college, and provides useful information to help institutions identify areas of success and areas for improvement.

To find out about HE at Chichester College, including the courses offered, please visit www.chichester.ac.uk/higher-education