National Student Survey 2023 reveals the strengths of drama at York

News | Posted on Tuesday 22 August 2023

The results of a nationwide survey have revealed that the School of Arts and Creative Technologies is home to some of the happiest drama students in the UK.

3rd in the Russell Group for ‘academic support’ in National Student Survey

We placed 3rd for ‘academic support’ among the Russell Group universities included for drama in the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS), with a score of 94 per cent. 

We received 94 per cent for Q15 “How easy was it to contact teaching staff when you needed to?”, 94 per cent for Q16 “How well have teaching staff supported your learning?”.

Dr Áine Sheil, the Head of the School of Arts and Creative Technologies, said “I am delighted that the NSS results have confirmed the strength of staff commitment to our students and the excellent facilities students enjoy in the School of Arts and Creative Technologies at York”.

What is the National Student Survey

The NSS is a nationwide survey of final-year students in higher and further education. They answer questions on a variety of aspects of their university experience, including their department and course. 

Over 339,000 took part in the 2023 survey, helping prospective students to compare courses and make informed decisions about where to study. The survey empowers those taking part to shape the future of their course, giving universities honest feedback on what they are doing well and where they can improve. 

York's overall position

York performed strongly in this year’s National Student Survey, featuring in the top 10 for multiple categories among Russell Group universities.

The University as a whole placed 4th in the Russell Group for Learning Resources, 5th for Academic Support and 6th for Organisation and Management. 

Thirteen subjects featured in the top three in the Russell Group for Academic Support, while a further 12 were placed in the top three for Teaching On My Course.

Read more about York’s excellent NSS results.