National Students Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a national survey, which has been conducted by Ipsos MORI annually since 2005. It gathers opinions from mostly final year undergraduates on the quality of their courses. Aimed at current students, the survey asks undergraduates to provide honest feedback on what it has been like to study their course at their institution.

The survey runs across all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Additionally, Further Education Colleges (FECs) in England and Further Education Institutions (FEIs) in Wales with directly funded Higher Education students are eligible to participate.

The NSS is the opportunity for our students to ‘have their say’ and provide invaluable feedback to the institution and future students that may wish to study the same course.  The survey is widely recognised as a key measure of satisfaction and looks at a range of areas including:The teaching on the course, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development, and overall satisfaction, Students ’ Union (Association or Guild).

Staff should encourage student participation as widely as possible, whilst ensuring impartiality at all times.  The survey is undertaken by all final year students, including those with overseas status.


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