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National Student Survey 2022

Posted on 8 July 2022

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


The Department of Law has placed 1st out of the Russell Group universities included and 5th in the UK for 'Overall Satisfaction' 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. 

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

  • Teaching on my course (3rd)
  • Learning opportunities (1st)
  • Organisation and Management (3rd)
  • Learning Resources (3rd)
  • Learning Community (1st)
  • Overall Satisfaction (1st)

ProfessorArvind Thiruvallore Thattai, Head of Department

“These results are a tribute to the extraordinary amount of work that everyone at York Law School has put into making our teaching work; designing exceptional materials, workshops and seminars, and going well beyond the call of duty to provide additional support to our students. It's particularly heartening to see that our students recognise this and reflect that in surveys of this type.”

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.