Success for Blackburn College in National Student Survey (NSS)

Success for Blackburn College in National Student Survey (NSS)

Students have once again confirmed their satisfaction with their Higher Education courses at Blackburn University Centre, despite plummeting national figures.

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen national reductions in student satisfaction with their universities throughout England, whilst the East Lancashire provider continues to be recognised for Overall Student Satisfaction and in all the categories used to assess the Student Experience.

Students have rated their Satisfaction with “the Teaching on my course” 5% higher than the sector average and the College’s results exceed the national rate in the categories of “Teaching, Learning Opportunities, Assessment and Feedback, Academic Support and Organisation and Management” - all categories used to assess the student experience.

Assistant Principal (Higher Education) Caroline Bracewell said:

“The last 18 months have been difficult for students who have had to adjust to home learning through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Despite these challenges I am pleased that students rate the Quality of Teaching at Blackburn University Centre highly and I am especially delighted to see that our student participation in the NSS is 16% higher than the national average.

“Indeed, this shows that in spite of the difficulties the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, Blackburn University Centre students remain motivated, committed and vocal about their satisfaction with Blackburn University Centre.”

Student Harris Hussain, who studied Law LLB (Hons) said:

“The tutors have been great on my course. They have amazing knowledge and I liked the small class sizes and the one to one support. I enjoyed the 70hr work placement at AMT as a part of the course which has allowed me to make future contacts in the legal profession.”

Student Shawn Mccarthy, who studied BEng Mechanical Engineering said:

“Blackburn University Centre has done a lot for me, and completely changed my perspective and future working career, after a poor school experience. I’ve learnt a lot and everything I know about Mechanical Engineering is down to the brilliant lecturers and amazing course.”

Studen Melisa Aya, who studied BA Hons Fine Art said:

“The course was everything I wanted it to be. My tutors massively helped me to develop my skills and help me grow as a person over the 3 years to achieve my final results. During the pandemic, especially, they were always available to support and help me with my needs.”

Student applications to study at Blackburn University Centre are still being accepted with an advice event on Tuesday 10th August 2021 from 2.00pm until 6.00pm.

29 Jul 2021, 14:45 PM