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Advert for the National Student Survey

Advert for the National Student Survey

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  • 1. What is the National Student Survey?
  • 2. Your opportunity to ‘Have Your Say’ and provide invaluable feedback to your institution and future students that may wish to study the same course.
  • 3. What is the National Student Survey ?
    • Annual survey of final year * undergraduates across the UK
    • Commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England on behalf of all the funding bodies
    • Fully supported by the National Union of Students
    • Conducted by Ipsos MORI
    • Quick and easy to complete.
    • * Some exceptions apply
  • 4. What will the NSS ask me?
    • Widely recognised as a key measure of satisfaction the survey looks at a range of areas including:
      • The teaching on my course
      • Assessment & feedback
      • Academic support
      • Organisation & management
      • Learning resources
      • Personal development
      • Overall satisfaction
      • Students’ Union (Association or Guild).
  • 5.
    • The NSS results are made publicly available to help prospective students make informed decisions of where and what to study.
    • Institutions are provided with the anonymised data to help them identify areas where they are doing well, as well as areas for development, for the purpose of improving the student learning experience for future generations of students.
    How are the results used?
  • 6.
    • As a result
    • of what students have said, institutions have made changes:
    Have your say!
    • Examples include:
    • Enhanced teacher student communications,
    • Reviewed/developed feedback systems and methods of assessment,
    • Improved support measures such as personal tutorial sessions and enhanced induction programmes,
    • Made timetable improvements and explored course content and design,
    • Reviewed and improved access to IT resources, study spaces and text books/e books,
    • Provided additional study opportunities to develop key skills and offered enhanced careers support.
  • 7.
    • Ipsos MORI will send you an email inviting you to take part in the survey.
    • You can also complete the survey at
    • Your responses to the survey are anonymised
    • Contact details used only for the NSS
    To take part…
  • 8. Online and via your smartphone
    • You can now complete the NSS online or via your smartphone:
      • Go to
      • Follow the link in your email invitation
      • Scan the NSS Quick response code with your smartphone (you may need to download a free QR reader app).
  • 9. Will my responses remain private?
    • The survey is undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI
    • The NSS respects student privacy
    • Responses are confidential
    • At no point will students be identified to their institution - your responses to the survey are anonymised
    • Contact details are used only for the NSS.
  • 10. To find out more....