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National Student Survey 2021

Posted on 15 July 2021

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

The Department of Psychology has placed second out of the Russell Group universities included in the survey for 'Overall Satisfaction' in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS), as well as first in the Russell Group for five of the assessed areas.

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 placed highly within the Russell Group in eight of the assessed areas:

  • Teaching on my course (2nd)
  • Learning opportunities (1st)
  • Assessment and feedback (1st)
  • Academic support (1st)
  • Organisation and Management (1st)
  • Learning Resources (3rd)
  • Learning Community (1st)
  • Overall Satisfaction (2nd)

Professor Tim Andrews, Head of Department, commented: "We are delighted with the results from the National Student Survey. They reflect the excellence of our teaching and the wonderful sense of community that exists within our Department."