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Published: 10 August 2016

English at Surrey ranks number one in the 2016 National Student Survey

English degrees receive 100 per cent satisfaction rating in final-year student survey.

The University of Surrey has been ranked number one in the English Studies category of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016 - leaping 47 places in just one year.

Professor Diane Watt, Head of the School of English and Languages, said: “I am delighted that the School of English and Languages has achieved 100 per cent overall satisfaction in English Studies.

“This is a reflection of the dedication and commitment of our staff, who go out of their way to give students the best possible educational experience, and also of the students themselves, who are incredibly motivated and hard working.”

The NSS is an annual survey that gives students the opportunity to have their say about their university learning experience. Feedback is given on teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources and personal development.

The University staff are inspirational because they encourage and motivate you to work hard, meet deadlines and be more creative and open in discussing your ideas – their enthusiasm for your work and the course is infectious.

Jack Probyn, BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing

As well as ranking number one for English degrees, Surrey is also top ten for student satisfaction in nine other subject areas. Read more about Surrey in the league tables.

Explore our programmes in English Literature and Creative Writing and discover why we were named ‘University of Year’ and ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.