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National Student Survey 2021

Posted on 15 July 2021

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest English students in the UK.

The Department of English and Related Literature has placed 1st out of the Russell Group universities included in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) for 'Overall Satisfaction' for the subject of English Studies.

Our Head of Department, Professor Helen Smith, said ‘We’re delighted to get such positive feedback from our students after what has been a really difficult year for them. Colleagues and students have risen to the challenges of the pandemic with imagination and determination, and these results are a great testament to the resilience of our departmental community. Well done to our fantastic graduating students!’

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.

The Department also placed highly within the Russell Group in nine of the assessed areas:

  • Teaching on my course (1st)
  • Learning opportunities (1st)
  • Assessment and feedback (1st)
  • Academic support (1st)
  • Organisation and Management (1st)
  • Learning Resources (2nd)
  • Learning Community (2nd)
  • Student voice (1st)
  • Overall Satisfaction (1st)