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News Still one of the best for student satisfaction

We're top 15 for overall satisfaction for the sixth year running in the National Student Survey (NSS).

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Stand-out subjects

We're top in the country for student satisfaction in art history and film studies, and in the top 25% for biology, drama, economics, history and psychology.

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22nd in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Top 15 amongst mainstream English universities for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018)
25th in the UK for research quality (TGUG 2018)
Gold for teaching excellence (TEF 2017)
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