The 2011 National Student Survey results were today published by HEFCE. GuildHE CEO, Andy Westwood, said:

“On the eve of the reforms to higher education funding to create a market in student choice and put students at the heart of the system, we are pleased that so many GuildHE institutions continue to see improvements in overall student satisfaction. Yet again small institutions like St Mary’s University College Belfast and Harper Adams University College are among the highest-scoring institutions, with consumer satisfaction ratings that would be the envy of the commercial sector. This shows that students value education on a human scale, and that smaller and teaching-focused institutions, which have always had student needs at the heart of their mission, provide an excellent student experience in a diverse sector.”


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Dee Easter
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Notes to editors

1. GuildHE is a recognised higher education representative body. Its 32 members are among the most dynamic and fastest-growing institutions in the sector. For a list of GuildHE institutions, please visit:

2. The NSS results are available via the HEFCE website



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