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College in higher education survey boost

Wednesday 5th of December 2012

Kirklees College is celebrating a dramatic upturn in its higher education National Student Survey results.


​Graduates celebrate at Dewsbury Town Hall in July 2012.
​Graduates celebrate at Dewsbury Town Hall in July 2012.

Overall student satisfaction increased by nine per cent compared to 2011, with 85 per cent of students satisfied with their course.

The statistic rivals local universities, Leeds Met (83 per cent) and the University of Huddersfield (86 per cent), despite significantly lower tuition fees.

Other further education colleges in West Yorkshire saw satisfaction levels at a lower level than Kirklees College with Calderdale College (76 per cent), Wakefield College (77 per cent) and Bradford College (79 per cent).

Director of curriculum, June Durrant, said: “We are delighted with these excellent National Student Survey results.  Earlier this year, the Quality Assurance Agency awarded the college their highest grading possible.  This was exceptionally pleasing but, for me, the endorsement of our students is even more gratifying.”

The quality of teaching at the college came out on top, with an approval rate of 88 per cent.  Assessment and feedback is up 10 per cent to 81 per cent.

The college has more than 300 higher education students, including the Batley School of Art, with courses including fashion, photography and fine art for design.  Qualifications include HNDs, foundation degrees and honours degrees.

Claire Heke, head of higher and teacher education, said: “The quality of support for our higher education students sets us apart.  Our maximum class size is just 20, compared to packed lecture theatres in many universities.  This means we are able to provide outstanding one-to-one support for each student.”

For more information about higher education courses at Kirklees College, visit the open days on Tuesday 22 January, 5.30-7.30pm at the Huddersfield centres or Wednesday 23 January, 5.30-7.30pm at the Dewsbury centres.  To preregister and beat the queues click here

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