National Student Survey reveals the strengths of Finance at York

News | Posted on Wednesday 23 August 2023

The results of a nationwide survey have revealed that the Department of Economics and Related Studies is home to some of the happiest finance students in the UK.

We placed 3rd for ‘Teaching on my course’ among the Russell Group universities included for finance in the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS) with a score of 90%.

We received 90 per cent for Q01 “How good are teaching staff at explaining things?”, 90 per cent for Q02 “How often do teaching staff make the subject Engaging?”, 80 per cent for Q03 “How often is the course intellectually stimulating?” and 100 per cent for Q04 “How often does your course challenge you to achieve your best work”

Dr Michael Thornton, the Head of Department, said “I am delighted to see the efforts of staff and students recognised through these results. We aim to challenge and excite our students, using intellectual rigour to gain important practical insights into the real world, and it is great to see our students benefiting from our approach.”

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 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.