More Student Satisfaction

Posted on 9 October 2014

The Department of Archaeology excels in two national student satisfaction surveys

students on lawn at kings manor

Once again the Department of Archaeology has excelled in national student satisfaction surveys: the National Student Survey (NSS) for undergraduates, and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) for our postgraduates. According to Head of Department John Schofield, 'This is wonderful news, but not surprising! Again, these surveys reflect the commitment of our staff to teaching and learning. We put our students first, and these figures are a strong indicator that we are right to do so.' ​Overall​, we are very pleased to hear that our students, undergraduate and postgraduate, continue to hold their experience with us in the highest regard. So, if you are a prospective student, at undergraduate or postgraduate level, why not come and find out why our students rate us so highly!

Success in the Undergraduate National Student Survey

For the 7th year running, the Department of Archaeology at York has posted the UK's best combined scores for archaeology in the National Student Survey (NSS). In particular, we are pleased to  maintain our excellent ranking in assessment and feedbackorganisation and management and personal development:  results that reflect our innovative and hands-on approach in all of these areas. We also have the highest combined NSS scores in the University, scoring over 90% satisfaction on all measures. We have also scored highly in the Times University Guide 2014 http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/University_Guide/

The summary results can be found below. Further details and the full breakdown will be available via KIS and the UniStats website in due course.

Year Teaching Assessment and feedback Academic Support Organisation and Management  Learning Resources Personal Development Overall
2014 99 96 93 96 92 92 97

Success in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

​W​e are also pleased to note that recent data from the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) are equally positive: 98% of respondents were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, and we scored particularly highly in the areas of teaching and learning, engagement, and assessment and feedback.