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Calling all finalists – the NSS is now open!

The National Student Survey (NSS 2018) launches today (29th January), which means that it is your chance to speak up.  Whether you feel your time as a student has been great, or you feel that some aspects could have been better, the completely anonymous survey, operated by Ipsos Mori is a unique opportunity to voice your opinions.

All finalists are eligible to complete the survey will receive an email this week from Ipsos Mori asking you to complete the survey. Or, you can go directly to the NSS website and complete the survey ahead of the email. You’ll also be encouraged by your school to complete the survey.

This year, the University is offering students who complete the survey the chance to win £400 worth of Amazon vouchers, and additionally we will make a donation to charity for every completed survey. Win-win!

Real change

But more than this we really want to hear your thoughts about your time here. The NSS is the only national survey of its kind and asks your views on a range of topics that have affected your time at University – from teaching, feedback and support to resources and how we’ll you’ve been listened to during you’re time here.

The results give us a clear picture as to whether we’re delivering an excellent, high quality student experience for everyone.  We hope we are – but without you’re feedback we don’t know for sure. It’s important that we understand all these things and how they’ve impacted on you so that we can make sure that our efforts to improve the student experience are focused on the right things.

Each academic school at the University looks carefully at the results and uses them to make to make real changes to the experience of students and to share examples of good practice – things that you tell us are working well in your School can help improve things elsewhere.

What changes would you like to see?

Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey and let us know.

Many University – wide changes and innovations in facilities, services and learning experiences are responses to student feedback. Recent examples include improvements to feedback times, the introduction of same day counselling appointments and the introduction of the University Podcast service. Last year 55,000 hours of lectures were recorded and this academic year has also seen the introduction of video capture in 30 lecture theatres.  Recent investment in sports facilities was also driven by student feedback, and today we are the only University in the UK with six full sized, floodlit pitches all in one place.  At course level there are examples of the introduction of work experience placements, the movement of course handbooks online and improvements to social spaces.

Further information about the NSS is available from your School or the NSS website. For more information about surveys and feedback in general visit Your Say.  Check out the terms and conditions of the incentives at NSS terms and conditions