Stu­dents award col­lege top mark

Middleton Guardian - - FRONT PAGE - HE­LEN JOHN­SON

HOPWOOD Hall Col­lege has the high­est level of stu­dent sat­is­fac­tion in Greater Manch­ester, ac­cord­ing to a new sur­vey.

More than 300,000 fi­nal-year stu­dents took part in the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Fund­ing Coun­cil for Eng­land’s sur­vey, which re­vealed that 92 per cent of stu­dents at the col­lege were sat­is­fied with their ex­pe­ri­ence there.

The col­lege was the top of the rank­ings, scor­ing five per cent higher than the next col­lege on the list, Bolton.

Stu­dents ranked their sat­is­fac­tion based on the qual­ity of their cour­ses, stan­dard of teach­ing and stu­dent en­gage­ment.

The re­sults are used by higher ed­u­ca­tion providers to im­prove stu­dents’ aca­demic ex­pe­ri­ence and will also pro­vide ev­i­dence to in­form stu­dents’ choices about where and what to study.

Hopwood Hall Col­lege’s as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal, Ju­lia Heap, said: “I speak for ev­ery­one at the col­lege when I say we’re very proud of the sur­vey’s find­ings.

“Our stu­dents are the fo­cal point of ev­ery­thing we do and to know that they’re leav­ing us with such a high level of sat­is­fac­tion, that’s a re­ally pos­i­tive re­sult.

“The task now has to be to con­tinue im­prov­ing our col­lege ex­pe­ri­ence to give that eight per cent a bet­ter time than they feel they had.

“With the in­vest­ment we are putting into facil- ities at both cam­puses this year, in­clud­ing a new state of the art 4g AstroTurf at the Mid­dle­ton cam­pus, I’m con­fi­dent we’ll be able to make sig­nif­i­cant in­roads.”

Last year’s Ar­mistice Day com­mem­o­ra­tion at Heaton Park

Hopwood Hall Col­lege has the high­est level of stu­dent sat­is­fac­tion

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