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National Student Survey ‘poor fit’ for Scots colleges

FE institutions urged to reject ‘marketised approach’

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Scottish colleges and student representatives have questioned the validity of the National Student Survey (NSS), after three colleges received mixed results in this year’s figures.

West Lothian College was one of 10 colleges that achieved 100 per cent satisfaction in the annual survey. Edinburgh College also performed above average at 88 per cent satisfaction, against the average of 84 per cent.

However, City of Glasgow College – the only other Scottish college rated – received a satisfaction rating of 57 per cent.

The annual survey, published by the Higher Education Funding Council for ...

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