Higher Education

Feedback from higher level students

From the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017

"Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching”

“100% - I have received helpful comments on my work”

"My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth”

"Staff value students’ views and opinions about the course”

"My course has challenged me to achieve my best work”

"My course is intellectually stimulating”

"I feel part of a community of staff and students”

“100% - Marking and assessment has been fair”

Overall student satisfaction rates (NSS 2017)

NSS satisfaction table 2017

(In all subjects; % agree)

From the Investors in Diversity Report, March 2017

“EDI has become so engrained within our ethos, we don’t have to think about it – for example it’s part of our thinking when we explore trips and visits for learners.”

“We celebrate diversity as part of our ethos… we try to enhance the learning experience to make it more meaningful.”

From the internal Higher Education Report, April 2017


Over 90% of students feel they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course

Over 90% of students are happy with the quality of their course

Over 90% of students feel staff are good at explaining course content

Over 89% of students feel staff make their courses interesting

90% of students feel staff their course is intellectually stimulating

90% of students feel staff their course has challenged them to achieve their best


“The course content is interesting, it has been delivered well (both by the tutor and guest speakers) and the ongoing assessments and feedback have been very useful.”

“I am enjoying my time at college, my course is very well presented and i am very happy with the relationship I have with staff and students. It is a privilege to be part of such a helpful and friendly community.”

“Overall I am very satisfied with how the course is going and find the teachers very helpful.”

“I am very happy with my course because it’s well organised and the tutors explain new study material very well. I always get the support, or help with everything I need. It is very good course to study especially for employed people or single parents because it allows us to do lots of home study and we get 100% support from our tutor. Tutors are friendly with very high expertise from their jobs and are also very qualified.”

“As someone who does not come from the area (or even London!) and travels a fair way to get to college, I feel that I have been integrated very well into the college and that all students and teachers have made me feel very welcome. Although choosing Barnet and Southgate College was a long shot due to the distance, I am very glad I made that decision and I enjoy coming to the college and to my course very much.”

“The standard of teaching has been on a high level. I found the course extremely challenging but rewarding end results. Personally I would not have been able to achieve my own learning goals, without the support and encouragement from the tutors.”