Feedback from the National Student Survey tells us that:

  • The BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health programme received one of the best overall satisfaction scores in the University and the 2nd best NSS scores of all Nutrition courses in the country
  • Overall satisfaction has also improved in BSc (Hons) Child Health and Wellbeing, BA (Hons) Health and Social Wellbeing and BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • The lowest satisfaction scores were from students on the Counselling and Psychotherapy programme. We have put an action plan in place to address the issues raised and improve the scores in the NSS 2017.

Feedback from the latest Internal Student Survey and the Dean’s focus groups highlighted excellent support, good organisation and stimulating sessions from knowledgeable teachers across all programmes.

How we are improving
Feedback highlighted some areas where we could improve what we do. We listened and have made some changes.


  • Appointment of a Practice Education Lecturer specifically responsible for sourcing, monitoring and enhancing placements across the Faculty
  • A named individual administrator responsible for communicating with students about placements.

Learning and teaching

  • Two new field trips for first and third year students: a day trip focusing on a custodial setting and a four-day trip to Auschwitz in Poland. These trips are designed to give a better understanding of the issues being studied and provide a similar experience to students on allied courses in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Plans for further improvement
Edge Hill aims to constantly learn and improve. Future plans based on student feedback include:

Working with offenders

We are working with Cheshire Youth Justice Service to secure placements, share best practice with practitioners, undertake collaborative research and hear from senior managers about the reality of working with young and adult offenders. Through this initiative, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with practitioners to develop personalised approaches, such as digital methods of engagement
  • Share ideas on how to apply theory to practice effectively and ways of enhancing participation and engagement
  • Undertake a secondment within the new Pan Cheshire Youth Justice Service to conduct research and/or work on projects, such as developing the volunteering programme, to improve your employability
  • Take part in a range of other learning opportunities.