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NSS 2021: students rate NCH better than Russell Group universities

NCH London | October 27, 2021

Once again, New College of the Humanities (NCH) has outperformed the higher education sector in twenty out of twenty-seven questions in the National Student Survey, in results published by Office for Students (OfS). Despite the global pandemic forcing universities to deliver their courses online for the majority of the year, NCH has reported 84% overall student satisfaction which is 9% higher than the national average. 

Better than Russell Group Universities 

Students rate NCH better than Russell Group universities. New College of the Humanities achieved student satisfaction scores higher than the prestigious Russell Group average in 22 out of 27 questions, including overall satisfaction. 

The College also exceeded the Russell Group average by over 10 percentage points in the following questions:

  • Feedback on my work has been timely. NCH 83.93% (Russell Group average 57.51%)
  • I have received helpful comments on my work. NCH 75% (Russell Group average 62.31%)
  • I have received sufficient advice and guidelines in relation to my course. NCH 81.82% (Russell Group average 68.87%)
  • The course is well organised and running smoothly. NCH 76.79% (Russell Group average 64.64%)

Exceptional Achievements

Not only are NCH students highly satisfied with their student experience, they also develop into highly desirable graduates, in demand from top universities and employers worldwide. 

NCH students generally have huge success post-graduation, with many typically progressing to postgraduate study at institutions including the Universities of Cambridge, Chicago, Edinburgh and Oxford. Those who choose to start their careers achieve graduate roles at the likes of Accenture, the Civil Service Fast Stream, Clifford Chance, Deloitte, INTO University, KPMG, PwC and TeachFirst.

About the NSS 2021

Published on 15 July 2021 by the Office for Students (OfS), the NSS 2021 is an annual census of over 332,000 students, studying at 397 universities and colleges across the UK. It runs across all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions in the UK, and Alternative Providers in England with specific course designation.

It is designed to enable prospective students to compare courses at different institutions when deciding what and where to study. Students completing the NSS 2021 spent a large amount of time studying during the coronavirus pandemic which brought with it increased anxiety, multiple lockdowns and online learning. As a result, a new set of questions were included to ask students about specific aspects of their experience of university throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full NSS 2021 results from the Office for Students (OfS). You will find NCH listed in these results as NCH at Northeastern Ltd.