We believe that the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) is a fantastic place to study, but don’t just take our word for it. Here at the NCA, we are ecstatic that in the recent National Student Survey (NSS), our students have voted us as one of the UK’s best Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to study.
Completed by students at all publicly funded HEIs across the UK, the NSS is a chance for under-graduate students to give honest feedback on their courses, and what it’s like to study at their particular institution. The results, which are made available through the Unistats website, are an influential source of public information, and help give an insight into the quality of higher education in the UK.
With the data now out, our BSc Acupuncture students have given us an amazing 95% rating for their ‘overall satisfaction’ about the course, compared with the national average of only 84%. Additionally, this figure is even higher than that of some of the UK’s top universities – including the University of St Andrews, University of Buckingham, and the Royal Veterinary College – whose scores were 94%.
Buoyed by the uplifting news, Principal Richard Blackwell said: “I’m delighted to see this outstanding student satisfaction score, which reflects the NCA’s constant striving for the highest standards of teaching and student support.”
Richard’s sentiments were also echoed by graduate Lindsay Fieldhouse, who recently qualified with a First Degree in BSc (Hons) Acupuncture: “The NCA is a unique & intimate learning environment where students and teachers all know each other by name and support is tailored to your individual needs.
“The chance to practice our craft in the college clinic throughout the duration of the degree builds confidence and knowledge that is invaluable, whilst allowing us to bond with other students outside our own classmates. The College also has flexibility and understanding of personal circumstances, allowing each student to flourish at their own speed.”
Find out more about studying acupuncture at the NCA.