Quality of B&FC's Higher Education curriculum recognised in the National Student Survey

Published on 10/08/2017 by jrober

The quality of Blackpool and The Fylde’s College's Higher Education curriculum has been recognised in the National Student Survey (NSS).

The quality of Blackpool and The Fylde’s College's higher education provision has been commended in the National Student Survey (NSS).

Blackpool and The Fylde College exceeded the national rate in all eight categories used to assess student experience and remains in the top 25 per cent of universities and colleges in England for Assessment and Feedback, Academic Support and Learning Community.

Cheryl Dunn, Vice Principal for Higher Education at Blackpool and The Fylde College said: "The results reinforce Blackpool and The Fylde College’s position as an outstanding provider of higher education.

“This is testament to the collaborative work we undertake with employers to co-create degrees relevant to industry and of our staff to get students into meaningful careers that drive the local and wider economy.”

As part of the survey, the College received a 100 per cent overall satisfaction rate in 10 subject areas including  BA Hons in Graphic Design and Visual Communications, BA Hons in Photography, FD in Interactive Media Development, FD in Software Engineering and Game Development, FD in Automotive Engineering and Technology, HND in Public Services and FD in Professional Practice (early years).

Cheryl added: "These results closely follow our recent Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which confirms that we consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.”

B&FC offers more than 60 degrees accredited by long-standing partner, Lancaster University, ranked in the top 10 of universities in the UK.


About the National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS), commissioned by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council England), is designed to gather information from undergraduates on a range of aspects related to their experience at university.

The NSS is a national initiative that has been conducted annually since 2005. The results are used by Universities and Students’ Unions to support further improvements in learning, teaching, assessment and student support.

Each dimension of the National Student Survey combines results from 27 survey questions within eight specific categories. The categories are: Teaching on my Course; Learning Opportunities; Assessment and Feedback; Academic Support; Organisation and Management; Learning Resources; Learning Community and Student Voice. An Overall Satisfaction score is used as a stand-alone question, alongside the eight category areas.