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Whilst universities are reporting that fewer higher education students are positive about their courses during the pandemic, Shrewsbury Colleges Group is bucking the national trend.

The recent National Students Survey (NSS) shows that the overall satisfaction with Shrewsbury Colleges Group's higher education provision has improved. The national average is 75%, a decrease in the last year, whereas the college has an 80% overall satisfaction rate.

The college was also measured on the satisfaction for the quality of teaching and we scored over 89%. Another impressive increase was in the measure of intellectual stimulation for the course being studied; 96% of our students said that the course they were attending was intellectually stimulating.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers a range of higher-level qualifications from construction to music technology. There has been growing interest in studying locally, with applications for the start of September showing an increase compared to previous years. 

Head of Higher Education, Michelle Dawes, said, “We regularly check the student experience and whilst the pandemic has had an impact, we have worked hard to ensure that our students remain on campus as much as possible and ensure the regulations are followed. There is no doubt that continued teaching on site has helped the student’s experience.”

Michelle continued, “One of the main attractions to studying locally is the opportunity to study and work at the same time, finding courses that fit into life and work patterns. This was supported by the NSS results with 92% of students saying that the timetable for their courses worked efficiently for them.”

She concluded, “As many of our students work alongside studying, it was no surprise when asked that question, 'Has your course challenged you to achieve your best work?' over 92% of our students agreed that it had.”

To find out more about the higher education courses visit the college website or call course advice on 01743 342342.

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