National Student Survey 2022

News | Posted on Friday 8 July 2022

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest music students in the Russell Group.

We've placed 2nd out of the Russell Group universities included for 'Overall Satisfaction' in music 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. 

Our music courses also placed highly within the Russell Group in five of the assessed areas:

  • Academic support (1st)
  • Organisation and management (1st)
  • Learning resources (3rd)
  • Student voice (3rd)
  • Overall satisfaction (2nd)

Dr Áine Sheil, Co-head of School, said, "I am delighted that our final-year students have endorsed so strongly their experience of music at York. This is a tribute to the outstanding work of our staff, who care passionately about learning and teaching, and who have risen brilliantly to the challenges that Covid posed. We wish our graduating students the very best with their careers or further studies."

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.