Posted on 16 August 2023
We placed 1st for ‘Learning resources’ among the Russell Group universities included for biosciences (non-specific) in the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS), with a score of 93%. We received 97 per cent for Q19. “How well have the IT resources and facilities supported your learning?”, 89 per cent for Q20. “How well have the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) supported your learning?”, and 92 per cent for Q21. “How easy is it to access subject specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software) when you need them?”
We also ranked highly within the Russell Group in the following areas:
Professor Richard Waites, Director for Students in the Biosciences said “We are delighted to see these results and our continued success across all our degree programmes in the Biosciences. Our recent graduates have experienced difficult times during their degrees through no fault of their own. We have listened carefully to their open and honest feedback about what matters most to them. It is pleasing to see how much our students value the excellent education and support we have provided as part of their successful university experience.”
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 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 5th in the Russell Group for Learning Resources, 6th for Academic Support and 6th for Organisation and Management.
Ten subjects featured in the top three in the Russell Group for Academic Support, while a further eleven were placed in the top three for Teaching On My Course.
Read more about York’s excellent NSS results.