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National Student Survey 2022

Posted on 8 July 2022

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


The Department of Psychology has placed 2nd out of the Russell Group universities included for 'Overall Satisfaction' in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS), with a score of 92%.

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 (2nd)
  • Assessment and feedback (2nd)
  • Academic support (2nd)
  • Organisation and management (1st)
  • Learning resources (3rd)
  • Learning community (2nd)
  • Overall satisfaction (2nd)

Professor Tim Andrews, Head of Department

‘I am delighted with our results from the National Student Survey 2022. It is fantastic that 92% of our students gave us a positive rating on overall satisfaction, particularly since it has been such a difficult time for them over the pandemic. This is a tremendous achievement and reflects the dedicated work of everyone in the department.’

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.