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CPCE’s Learning and Support Services Rated Highly in Student Barometer Autumn 2015


The PolyU-affiliated College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) received an overall student satisfaction rate of 89%, according to the Student Barometer (SB) Autumn 2015 survey.

Results from the SB Autumn 2015 also revealed that CPCE was ranked first out of the five participating local universities/institutions for: quality lectures, class size, good teachers, learning support and careers advice from academic staff, programme organisation, learning through extra-curricular activities, internet access on campus, campus buildings, learning technology, learning spaces (quality of lecture theatres and classrooms), and safety.

Prof. Peter Yuen, Dean of CPCE, was pleased with the results from the SB. He said, “The encouraging results gave due recognition to the efforts we have devoted over the years. At CPCE, we are committed to providing high quality teaching and a supportive environment conducive to students’ learning and all-round development. We are particularly delighted to learn from the survey results that the teaching and care offered by our academic staff, as well as the learning facilities on campuses are greatly appreciated by our students.” 

A total of 1,453 students from CPCE’s two educational units – Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) and School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED), responded to the SB online questionnaire between September and November 2015. They were asked to provide feedback on their satisfaction and recommendations with regard to arrival, learning, living and support.

This was the first time that CPCE had participated in the SB exercise, a global survey of student experience conducted by the independent research company “i-graduate”. The SB Autumn 2015 received around 237,600 responses from students of 172 universities/institutions in 18 countries and regions. Results of CPCE were benchmarked against local and international universities/institutions.

The bar graph shows those elements that CPCE has performed well above the local and global benchmarks.

The bar graph shows those elements that CPCE has performed well above the local and global benchmarks.