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Kendal College achieves perfect student satisfaction score

19 Aug 2015

Kendal College has achieved a 100 per cent student satisfaction rating for the quality of its Higher Education courses according to a new national survey published this week. 

The annual National Student Survey (NSS), which was completed by more than 300,000 final-year students across the UK, provides valuable information for prospective students and helps universities and colleges to further improve the education they provide.

Kendal College was the only college in the North West to achieve a perfect overall score and outperformed the national average of 86 per cent of undergraduates who said they were happy with their degree courses.

Maggie Cawthorn, Director of Curriculum at Kendal College, said: “These findings, on A-Level results week, are very timely and could help students make up their minds about their future study path.

“We are absolutely delighted to be one of only a very small handful of institutions to have achieved 100 per cent satisfaction from students, which shows us that we are getting it right and that the learning experience we provide is enjoyed and appreciated by our students.”

Nick Davy, Higher Education Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges, said: “Higher Education is a big part of what colleges offer and it is fantastic to see such recognition of this provision from the students themselves. The fact that a number of colleges received 100 per cent satisfaction rates from their students is a real testament to the high quality education and training that colleges provide.”

The 2015 National Student Survey comes on the back of a recent Higher Education Review at Kendal College, which saw parts of the College’s Higher Education Strategy recognised as best practice within the industry.

Graham Wilkinson, Principal at Kendal College, said: “We are all committed to offering a first-class learning environment with excellent facilities so these results are a credit to the fantastic teaching staff we have at the College.

“We work hard to make sure that our degree courses are designed to achieve the optimum results for students of all ages to set them on the road to their chosen careers. These results combined with our recent successful Higher Education Review show that we are consistently delivering a top quality learning environment and we should all be proud of our efforts.”

Thomas Cross, a 39-year old Higher Education student, said: “I am not surprised by the results of the survey. I chose Kendal College as it had the best PGCE course available in the local area but the support you receive is exceptional.”

Seven other Further Education Colleges in England also achieved satisfaction ratings of 100 per cent. They were Bournville College, Central Bedfordshire College, Eastleigh College, Kensington & Chelsea College, Leeds College of Building, South Devon College, and West Herts College.

For more information on the National Student Survey, visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/lt/nss/results/2015/ and for more information on the range of Higher Education courses available at Kendal College, CLICK HERE or call 01539 814700.