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I’ve got a question for you and I’d like you to answer it honestly. What is your first reaction if someone gives you feedback that says “I didn’t like that” or “that could be improved by...”?
Come on now, be honest! Hurt? Frustrated? Defensive? Maybe even angry? All perfectly natural responses, all of which I’m guilty of from time to time.
This time of year is awards season. From glitzy red carpet affairs in a swanky London theatre to a bit of fun at end-of-year office parties, it’s a time to celebrate success and look back on the hard work undertaken throughout the year.
Here at Northampton College it’s no different. Our annual awards ceremony is always a highlight of the curriculum calendar and this year was no exception.
We had some great news in the most recent edition of FE Week, the newspaper for the further education sector. Northampton College was rated joint second in its NICDEX, a ranking of all FE colleges in England. Here, we’re in pretty lofty company, with some of the very best UK colleges around us. The NICDEX uses UK data to rank colleges based on student and employer satisfaction as well as the proportion of younger and adult students who move on to good quality work or further study.