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Making sure students are satisfied

Edinburgh College student

31 Oct 2017

The Scottish Funding Council has published its second annual College Student Satisfaction and Engagement Survey.

The survey is designed to help understand what students think about their experiences at college and to inform future improvements to learning and teaching. It includes further and higher education programmes and looks at both full-time and part-time courses.

The survey shows that nine out of 10 students are satisfied that college has helped them to develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers.

Figures show that students on part-time courses are happiest with their studies. Over 94% percent of them said they were satisfied with their college experiences. There was good news too for students on flexible and distance learning courses with a 4.6 percentage point increase in overall satisfaction for the class of 2016-17.

However, there is also evidence that students on FE courses are more satisfied than those on HE level courses with a difference of 4.7 percentage points for full-time students.