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Today sees the release of a HEFCE report on the findings and trends of the annual National Student Survey (NSS), from 2006 to 2009 (Note 1).
Over the four years analysed, results for both full-time and part-time students show an increase in levels of satisfaction for each of the seven areas covered by the survey (Note 2).
The report also gives the following overall findings for 2009:
Heather Fry, HEFCE's Director of Education and Participation, said:
'Despite the higher demands and expectations placed on institutions by students paying variable fees, these results show that over this period graduating students were generally satisfied with their experiences in higher education.'