Students have rated their Higher Education providers in the 2014 National Student Survey, placing TyneMet College top of the list with 100 per cent of students satisfied with their course, outshining a vast array of 322 universities and colleges across the country in this record year of survey participants.

This accolade, matched only by the world renowned Courtauld Institute of Art located in London, speaks volumes about the quality of teaching and learning at the North Tyneside-based college – recently praised by Ofsted inspectors for the high quality of its course provision, impressive results and outstanding partnerships – inspiring ambition and providing exceptional opportunities for staff and students alike.

The Government backed National Student Survey (NSS) provides an opportunity for students across the country to give their opinions on what they liked about their time at college or university and to express their satisfaction with their Higher Education course as well as highlight things that they felt could have been improved.

Student feedback is then used to compile year on year comparative data to help prospective students to make informed choices of where and what to study.

This year's results were part of a survey of 321,000 final-year students, looking at all aspects of students' Higher Education experiences, including standards of teaching, assessment, academic support and levels of organisation.

Jon Vincent, Principal and Chief Executive at TyneMet College, said:

"Student satisfaction is of paramount importance to us, and we are thrilled to report that we not only surpassed all other FE institutions locally and nationally, but to outrank so many esteemed universities nation-wide is truly humbling.

"It is extremely pleasing to see so many FE colleges in the top 20 in this league table as it demonstrates the hard work put into satisfying students' individual needs, preparing them for the world of work or HE progression."

Sam Haley, Director of Learner Services at TyneMet College, adds:

"This fantastic result demonstrates that TyneMet is providing an outstanding experience for Higher Education students.

"Many of our students are returning to education later in life and are looking for a career change or CV boost whilst balancing the commitments of college work with a busy family life, and to receive such glowing feedback from these individuals means such a lot to us."

TyneMet College offers a wide choice of full and part-time courses from entry level right up to university level study, with a variety of disciplines to choose from including sport, counselling, engineering, hairdressing, art and design, construction, teaching, music production and many more. For more information about HE courses starting in September see: www.tynemet.ac.uk/higher-education