National Student Survey 2012

This year’s National Student Survey (NSS) launches today and will remain open for eligible undergraduate students until the end of April.


The NSS is an annual student experience survey of undergraduates, normally in their final year, and has been conducted since 2005.  The NSS runs across all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Some institutions in Scotland are also choosing to take part.  Its aim is to gather feedback from students on the quality of their educational experience.  This feedback is then used internally as part of our ongoing review of our provision and externally to help inform the choices of future applicants to higher education (see the Unistats website).

Eligible students can access the survey on and will receive 100 free printer credits for their participation. The survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete.

The questionnaire remains fundamentally the same as in previous years, asking students the extent to which they agree with a series of statements about their course.  However, from 2012 there will also be an extra question relating to the students' union.  Results will be available in September.

The University takes responses to the NSS, and to all student surveys, very seriously.  Individual Schools and Faculties have compiled action plans in response to student feedback, including the NSS and internal Programme Survey. Read the action plans.

A promotional campaign will be rolled out across campus to encourage students to take part.

For further information about the NSS please contact Anja Simpson.

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