Student satisfaction on the up at University Campus Oldham
Posted: 16 October 2016

Student satisfaction on the up at University Campus Oldham

Students have given Oldham’s own higher education institution, a strong vote of confidence in an official, annual survey.Results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016, show that overall student satisfaction at University Campus Oldham has risen 17 percentage points in a year to 77%.

The NSS is widely recognised as the most authoritative source of information on what students think about their university experience. Commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and carried out by Ipsos MORI, the results are made available for prospective students and their advisers via the web site

The survey revealed that students particularly valued the high levels of staff support and found it easy to contact staff, with Business Management and Games Arts students giving a 100% rating for this survey question. Performing Arts students rated staff enthusiasm for their teaching and the quality of assessment and feedback at 100% and Health and Community students gave a 95% rating for confidence building and personal development.

Helen Mathers, Vice Principal for HE and Higher Skills said “I am delighted with the results of the survey. They are a testament to the hard work and commitment of staff and students. Our relatively small class sizes means we can offer a personal service to all students which isn’t available at large higher education institutions.”

Mrs Mathers concluded “Our investment in small class sizes and academic support lecturers is paying dividends and I am aiming for even better results in 2017.”