Not only do our students achieve great results and progress on to successful careers, our student's thoroughly enjoy their time here. A huge 94% would recommend the college to a friend, 92% would recommend their course and 95% are in agreement that the college is a clean and safe place to learn. The College has also received high praise in our latest Ofsted report. Here's a snippet for you - 'students benefit from a broad range of imaginative classroom based activities that help to build their understanding and knowledge of the workplace and to develop good practical skills’.
Our town centre location is perfect for commuting students with easy access from the train station and a reliable bus service. It also enables to create relationships with local employers which opens up huge opportunities for our students.
Our students have access to state of the art facilities, including a particularly impressive sports hall. The standard of our facilities was not overlooked in our latest Ofsted report who had this to say - 'students benefit from up-to-date resources and accommodation that contributes well to learning’.
A large majority of our students gain employment or progress into higher education after leaving us. In the last three years, 93% of students have achieved this feat.
While the economic situation has improved in the last few years, there is still a large number of qualified people having to pursue an alternative career path due to the lack of employment opportunities in their chosen field. However our courses enable our students to bypass those situations which Ofsted noted as they complimented us on our ability to 'match the range of courses particularly effectively to the skills priorities of the local economy, and the needs of the community.'
We have a dedicated Student Support team who offer individual guidance throughout the period of study and help with any personal issues.
At Suffolk New College we enable and encourage our students to voice their opinions about college developments. Ofsted were also in agreement about this and commented that 'the views of students are particularly valued and students play a strong role in college developments’. We also employ a full-time President of the Students’ Union to ensure collaboration with students is at the highest possible level.
We do everything in our power to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of students is maintained at all times. The college is a safe environment to learn for a student population consisting of many diverse backgrounds.
Our staff are highly qualified and can boast significant industry experience, which helps to develop the skills that employers demand.
As the college is in the 'Innovation Quarter' adjacent to University of Suffolk, we enjoy close links with the university. This provides huge opportunities for those that choose to study with us.