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National Student Survey reveals the strengths of Politics at York

Posted on 22 August 2023

The results of a nationwide survey have revealed that the Department of Politics is home to some of the happiest politics students in the UK.

We placed 3rd for ‘Organisation and management’ among the Russell Group universities included for politics in the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS), with a score of 80%.

We received 80 per cent for Q17. How well organised is your course?, and 80 per cent for Q18. How well were any changes to teaching on your course communicated?

Professor Tony Heron, of the Department of Politics, said “We are delighted by the news that Politics was ranked third among the Russell Group of universities for the organisation and management of teaching. We pride ourselves on the excellence of our teaching administration, and this result reflects our commitment and dedication to our students.

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.