24 Aug 2015

Student satisfaction on the rise for York’s universities

York’s two universities are both in the top 40 for overall student satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS) results. The Hull York Medical School has also continued its success in the NSS, being ranked in the top 10 for overall satisfaction and scoring a 95% satisfaction rating from students.

Conducted by Ipsos MORI, the NSS asks final year undergraduate students to rate their experiences in a range of areas including feedback and assessment, learning resources and personal development, as well as overall satisfaction.

For York St John University, the overall student satisfaction score has risen from 84% in 2014 to an exceptional 88% in 2015 - the third biggest point increase across UK institutions. The University of York’s overall satisfaction score also rose from 86% to 88%, meaning that both of York’s universities are now above the national average for higher education institutions in England.

Professor David Fleming, Vice Chancellor, welcomed the results. He said: “We have improved on every area of the survey from last year. A great deal of effort was made in 2014-15, across the University, to enhance the experience for all of our students and this has clearly made a difference”.

Dr Janine Henderson, Programme Director at the Hull York Medical School, said: "We are delighted with these excellent results; we are proud of our students, our staff and our school and will continue to work together to deliver a first-class education at the Hull York Medical School".