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National Student Survey 2021

Posted on 22 July 2021

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest Archaeology students in the UK.

The Department of Archaeology has received 100% for 'Overall Satisfaction' for both the subjects of ‘Archaeology’ and ‘Forensic and archaeological sciences’ in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS). This also places us first out of the UK universities included in the survey for both subjects.

Professor Nicky Milner, Head of Department, commented "Staff in the department of Archaeology work exceptionally hard to deliver excellent teaching, and in particular this year should be applauded for going above and beyond with all the challenges faced with the pandemic, so it is wonderful to see such positive feedback from our students."

The NSS is a nationwide survey of final-year students in higher and further education that encourages them to give honest feedback about a variety of aspects of their university experience, including their department and course. This helps prospective students to make informed choices and also influences real change in future students’ experiences, from institution-level to course-level. 

The Department also achieved over 90% satisfaction in the following assessed areas:

  • Teaching on my course (Archaeology 100%, FAS 100%)
  • Learning opportunities (Archaeology 98%, FAS 94%)
  • Assessment and feedback (FAS 95%)
  • Academic support (Archaeology 93%, FAS 99%)
  • Organisation and Management (FAS 95%)
  • Learning Resources (Archaeology 93%, FAS 97%)
  • Learning Community (FAS 92%)
  • Student voice (Archaeology 93%)
  • Overall Satisfaction (Archaeology 100%, FAS 100%)