After placing in the top 10% of Universities and Colleges for employability and further study in England last year, SGS continues it’s Higher Education success in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS).
SGS achieved an outstanding 93.94% overall student satisfaction rate, significantly higher than the UK (83%) sector average, as well as outperforming in eight categories cementing the College’s position in 2nd place for overall student satisfaction in the South West of England.
The College also saw exceptional course-specific results with FdA Specialist Make-up Design, scoring 100% overall student satisfaction for the third consecutive year. In addition to this, the accelerated BSc Sports Coaching programme scored 95.2% in overall student satisfaction.
Sara-Jane Watkins, College Principal said:
“I am amazed at the latest NSS results despite the ongoing challenges the sector faces in the wake of a national lockdown and Covid-19. Our results complement the exceptional online delivery our staff have demonstrated with the same care, commitment and dedication they provide in a face to face setting. The results reflect the hard work of our industry expert staff, exceptional pastoral and wellbeing team and curriculum innovation in creating an excellent student experience that provides an environment which encourages students to both personally and academically thrive.
"I’m thrilled to see improvements in eight categories reconfirming our commitment to higher education and we will continue to enhance our offer, complemented by our multi-million-pound campus expansions and redevelopments due for completion in 2021 - creating learning environments that support a holistic student experience.”
The College also secured a ranking for taught provision of 45th out of over 300 registered institutions. The College improved on its previous year's results by 3.94%. SGS scored highly in teaching, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning community, student voice and student union. The areas of significant improvement were teaching, learning and academic support.