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Learners and graduates are asked to participate in various surveys at key points of their time at the College and after they graduate. 

Belfast Met run four major surveys annually which collect valuable feedback from students and graduates on a range of topics, from how they rate the teaching and learning to what they are up to after graduating. Student feedback is vital in allowing us to provide the best service possible.

Learner Satisfaction Survey (LSS)

Learner satisfaction remains high year on year in Belfast Met. In 2022, 93% of our learners were satisfied with their experience at the College.

Each year the College runs a Learner Satisfaction Survey, providing an opportunity for existing learners to rate their experience of studying at Belfast Met. The College then uses the feedback it obtains from learners to improve the quality of the service we provide to our learners.

National Student Survey (NSS)

In the 2022 NSS, Belfast Met achieved an overall satisfaction score of 87%, which is 11% higher than the UK HE sector average (76%).

We also ranked ahead of Queen's University Belfast, Stranmillis University College, St Mary’s University College, The Open University and Ulster University for student satisfaction, meaning Belfast Met was the top-ranked HE provider in the Belfast region in 2022.

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual survey of final year Higher Education (HE) students and allows them to have their say about their time at College. The key aim of this survey is to help prospective students make informed decisions on where to study. Survey data is collected by the market research organisation Ipsos-MORI between January and April each year.

Graduate Outcomes Survey

90% of Belfast Met’s 2019/20 HE graduates were in further employment or learning when surveyed. This was higher than both the UK HE sector average (87%) and the NI FE sector average (85%).

Graduate Outcomes is the biggest UK annual social survey and captures the perspectives and current status of recent graduates. All graduates who completed a course will be asked to take part in the survey 15 months after they finish their studies. The survey aims to help current and future students gain an insight into potential pathways after gaining an HE qualification at Belfast Met.


Survey of FEL College Leavers (FELS)

86% of Belfast Met 2019/20 FE leavers were in Employment and/or Learning 6 months after achieving a regulated qualification at level 3 or below.

The Survey of FE College Leavers is NI Further Education sector wide and surveys all FE students who achieved a regulated qualification at Level 3 or below, 6 months after their course finishes.

This survey provides impact data on the future lives of our FE graduates.