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National Student Survey 2020

Posted on 15 July 2020

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

The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media has received 94% for 'Overall Satisfaction' in the cinematics and photography category of the 2020 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 achieved over 90% satisfaction in the following assessed areas:

Cinematics and photography

  • Teaching on my course (91%)
  • Learning Community (90%)


  • Teaching on my course (93%)
  • Learning opportunities (90%)

With a score of 85.39% for 'Overall Satisfaction', the University of York sits above the national average of 82.65%. Of the Russell Group universities included in the survey, the results position York as first for 'Academic Support' and 'Learning Opportunities', and second for 'Teaching on my Course'.