Peterlee Campus main building shot at twilight

HE Students Give College Thumbs Up

Thu, 2001-10-18 01:00

East Durham College has received a 93 per cent overall satisfaction rating in the 2012 National Student Survey of students in higher education, increasing from 88 per cent in 2011.

This improvement means the College is now ranked in the top 20 of all higher education institutions in the country for overall satisfaction.

This also meant the College was ranked as the number one general further education college in the region and ranked as the 12th best in England, putting it firmly in the top 10 per cent across the country.

The National Student Survey has been conducted annually since 2005 and asks final year undergraduates to provide feedback on both their course and the institution they attended.

The survey covers, Higher Education Institutions in the UK as well as Further Education Colleges. The questionnaire itself covers areas such as teaching, resources, support and assessment.

New principal Suzanne Duncan said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with the College’s improved rating and the hard work the team have put in to ensure our higher education package is rating so highly against students’ expectations.

“With increases in university tuition fees, colleges like East Durham can provide a great alternative to local students wanting to progress beyond a level three qualification and this is an area I am very keen to expand on.”