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NSS 2020 results confirm Economics at York excellence

Posted on 28 October 2020

Economics at York has again received excellent scores in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) of 2020, achieving second place among Russell Group Universities in overall student satisfaction (88%). The survey shows that economics courses at York are intellectually stimulating (87%) and that staff are friendly and engaging (89%).

Economics - second in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020

Student comments included that “lecturers are always happy to meet you and discuss further into your specific interests” and that the department offers “well-organised courses with a variety of skills tested.” In response to the positive NSS results, the Head of Department Professor Jo Swaffield said: “I am very pleased to see that the significant efforts of so many academic and support colleagues, to ensure our students were supported during the spring 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, have translated into this positive NSS 2020 outcome.”

Chair of the Department Teaching Committee, Dr Michael Thornton added: “Our students experience a stimulating and challenging learning environment with real-world relevance.  It is great to see that this has been recognised in the National Student Survey.”