STUDENTS completing university qualifications at Furness College have reported high levels of satisfaction with their programmes, according to a countrywide survey.

The latest National Student Survey (NSS) results show that overall satisfaction levels are at 80 per cent, with students particularly happy with teaching, learning opportunities and academic support.

The results are above the national average of 75.4 per cent for the higher education sector as a whole, putting the college above many universities around the country.

The college surveyed students on its engineering, business, health and social care and education undergraduate courses and secured a response rate of 63 per cent, up 14 per cent on the previous year.

Head of Quality Improvement Mark Preston said: “We are heartened by the strong results in this survey that show our students reported an excellent experience on our university programmes, despite all the upheaval they have faced due to the pandemic."

He added: "We are so proud of the effort they have put in and results achieved."