UCEN Manchester celebrates strong NSS results

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UCEN Manchester is celebrating after significantly improving in all nine themes of the National Student Survey (NSS), including Teaching and Learning’ and ‘Academic Support’ and ‘Mental Wellbeing Support’.

The independent annual survey is one of the key indicators of how students rate their time at higher education institutes and, this year, 86% of eligible UCEN Manchester students completed the survey.

NSS Results

Theme NSS 2023-24 Outcomes Change (+/_%) from 2022-23
Participation Rate 86% -
Teaching & Learning* 88.5% +1.7%
Learning & Opportunities 86.5% +4.0%
Assessment & Feedback 81.6% +9.1%
Academic Support* 89.5% +9.9%
Organisation & Management 70.7% +21.5%
Learning Resources 66.3% +1.4%
Student Voice 72.4% +6.8%
Mental Wellbeing Services 83.3% +30%
Freedom of Expression 82.3% +0.7%


Michael Walsh, Dean and Deputy Principal, commented: “I’m absolutely delighted with our NSS results, which are down to the hard work and dedication of the UCEN Manchester curriculum and wider support teams.

To achieve such good results is really important as they are national, independent and help prospective students make informed choices about where to study. 

“As applicants and prospective students look to finalise their higher education plans over the summer, either through Clearing or enrolling on a course, these results, coupled with our TEF Silver status, send a clear message that UCEN Manchester is a provider that they can trust to not only receive a high-quality, technical higher education but also one that is committed to supporting them to achieve their goals and ambitions.”