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National Student Survey 2022

Posted on 8 July 2022

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest forensic and archaeological sciences students in the UK.


The Department of Archaeology has placed 2nd out of the Russell Group universities included for 'Overall Satisfaction' for the subject of forensic and archaeological sciences in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS).

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. 

We placed highly for forensic and archaeological sciences within the Russell Group in nine of the assessed areas:

  • Teaching on my course (2nd)
  • Learning opportunities (1st)
  • Assessment and feedback (1st)
  • Academic support (1st)
  • Organisation and management (1st)
  • Learning resources (1st)
  • Learning community (1st)
  • Student voice (2nd)
  • Overall satisfaction (2nd)

Professor Nicky Milner, Head of Department

‘We are delighted to have done so well with these scores. Our lecturers are passionate about providing the best possible teaching and it is wonderful to see this reflected in the results’

York's overall position

The University as a whole is 7th in the Russell Group for ‘Overall Satisfaction’ with a score of 80%, up from last year's 78% and above the national average of 76%. For the sixth year running, the survey placed York in the top spot for academic support in the Russell Group. Nine subjects achieved overall satisfaction scores of 90% or higher: biology, biosciences, French, genetics, marketing, natural sciences, philosophy, physical geographical sciences and psychology.

Find out more about York’s excellent NSS results.