Early Childhood Studies Programme Earns Exceptional NSS feedback scores

The School of Education at Roehampton is celebrating a resounding success as it received exceptional scores from the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS) for its Early Childhood Studies programme

The National Student Survey (NSS) gathers students' opinions on the quality of their courses which helps to: inform prospective students' choices, provide data that supports universities to improve the student experience, and support public accountability.

In the 2023 NSS, students enrolled in the Early Childhood Studies programme have expressed high levels of satisfaction in four areas, including: "Teaching on my course", "Learning Opportunities", "Assessment and Feedback" and "Organisation and Management", all achieving an average of 90%.

This not only underscores the programme's effectiveness but also highlights its impact on shaping the experiences and perspectives of those pursuing a career in early childhood education. In addition to academic aspects, the survey also highlighted the programme's innovative teaching methods. By incorporating a variety of pedagogical approaches, including interactive workshops and work placements, the programme caters to all learners. This approach not only enhances understanding but also prepares students for the dynamic and evolving landscape of early childhood education.

Peter Flew, Dean of the School of Education, says: "We are absolutely delighted with our NSS results this year. These exceptional scores are testament to the high-quality education on offer by in Early Childhood Studies here at Roehampton. We are really proud of our students and look forward to seeing the positive impact they make on the lives of children throughout their careers."

Deborah Sabric, Deputy Dean says: "We could not be more delighted with our NSS scores this year! It reflects the quality of the teaching and learning on the Early Childhood Studies programme, and students value the educational opportunities within the programme. We know that the students are well prepared to meet challenges in their experiences after Roehampton. We believe that the newly validated programme with links to employment and employability will provide an even stronger foundation for our students."

Roehampton’s School of Education is renowned for its high-quality teaching and research and is one of the principal teacher training providers in the UK. We are ranked best modern university in the country for our research in Education (REF 2021).

Are you thinking about studying Early Childhood Studies? Get the specialist skills you need to tackle issues facing young children with teaching informed by the works of Friedrich Froebel. Find out more about this programme and others run in the School of Education here.