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York top of the Russell Group in National Student Survey

Posted on 4 July 2019

The University of York has increased Overall Satisfaction from 84.6% to 88.6% in the National Student Survey (NSS), placing it top of the Russell Group universities included in the survey.


York is top of the Russell Group in the NSS 2019

The University saw an increase across 28 subject areas, with 19 subjects achieving more than 90% satisfaction. The largest category improvement was in Teaching on my Course, which went up to 87.5% from 85.3% in 2018.

The Office for Students notes that 84% of the 330,000 UK student respondents to the survey were satisfied with the quality of their course – a rise from 83% in 2018.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Saul Tendler, said: “York’s aim is to be strong in every aspect of the National Student Survey.

“Our student experience is at the heart of everything that we do, and this result reflects the dedication of our staff, support services and facilities, and our students who will carry their learning into successful careers in the future.”

The NSS, commissioned by the Office for Students, is designed to gather information from undergraduates on a range of aspects related to their experience at university. The results are used by the University and Students' Union to support further improvements in teaching and learning.

The full results are published here.

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