National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual census of students’ feedback across the UK. It is an established survey that produces useful data to help providers identify areas of success and areas for enhancement. It also provides helpful information for prospective students by allowing current students voice their perspective on their experience.

The survey gathers feedback from eligible students who are towards the end of their studies on a range of questions relating to various aspects of their course. There is also the opportunity for participants to make open-ended positive and negative comments on their overall experience at their provider.

The data gathered is particularly useful for Court Theatre Training Company as it is used to continually improve and ensure our students are satisfied with their training.

2019 Results

In the NSS, the results showed that 86% of students were overall satisfied with the quality of the course (Q27*) with 100% of the respondents indicated that “the course has provided me with opportunities to apply what I have learnt.” (Q7*).

93% of students agreed that “staff have made the subject interesting” (Q2*), that “I have received helpful comments on my work” (Q11*), that “the timetable works efficiently for me” (Q16*) and that “I have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course.” (Q22*).

Comments received from students in the survey included:

  • “Members of staff are fantastic, brilliant examples of the trade as well as being excellent, fair teachers.”
  • “We have a lot of contact hours.”
  • “The learning and development of my talent for my chosen career has been amplified. I am secure now to go out into the professional acting world.”
  • “Our course being off campus in a working theatre means we are able to fully immerse ourselves in our field. We get a variety of tutors who are all extremely passionate about their field and in being so, we are made to feel passionate about the subjects at hand.”

*Question 2: Teaching on my Course. Question 7: Learning Opportunities. Question 11: Assessment and Feedback. Question 16: Organisation and Management. Question 22: Learning Community Question. 27: Overall Satisfaction.

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