Thu 22 Nov 2018

Survey results good for WITT

Tertiary Education Commission chief Tim Fowler has congratulated WITT for notching up positive MyQ survey results.

Rate My Qualification (MyQ) is a “satisfaction tool” which invites graduates to provide feedback on aspects of their tertiary experience and qualification.

The latest survey results were released this week.

Acting WITT chief executive Lyal French-Wright said he was pleased with the polytech’s results but acknowledged the number of responses from WITT graduates, 12, was very small.

WITT is one of the smallest polytechs in the country.

“I am pleased to see a positive result for us, and I hope we will see more students giving their opinion in future,” he said.

Lyal said what the results did do was mirror surveys of international and domestic students who had reflected positively on their time at WITT.

International student satisfaction rates were 92% when the last biennial survey was completed in 2017, while domestic students quizzed on six points this year recorded satisfaction rates of 92 to 96%.

Tim Fowler said WITT’s overall satisfaction results were 7% higher than the tertiary sector results and 92% of graduates would recommend their recently completed WITT qualification to others. That was 9% higher than the results for the tertiary sector.

The feedback gathered by MyQ, coupled with information supplied by the Key Information for Students (KIS) data service provides prospective learners and their whānau an insight into qualifications when making tertiary enrolment decisions.

The data can be viewed from the results tab on www.myq.co.nz