The National Student Survey (NSS 2020) launches today (27th 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 is your way to tell us.
All finalists eligible to complete the NSS will receive an email this week from Ipsos Mori asking you to complete the survey, and you’ll also be encouraged by your school to complete it.
Don’t want to wait? You can go directly to the NSS website and complete the survey at any time. .
The University is offering students who complete the survey the chance to win one of 10 Amazon vouchers worth £400 each. Although you have until the 30th April to complete your survey, the Amazon prize draw will only run until the 29th February – so complete yours early to be in with a chance to win!
Additionally, throughout the whole survey period, for every completed survey, we will be making a charitable donation which has been chosen by the Students’ Union and the University.
The organisations have been chosen because of their strong ties with student volunteers or because their work is closely aligned to the University’s social responsibility goals. This year they are:
But most importantly, 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 well you’ve been listened to during your 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 your feedback we don’t know for sure.
Many University-wide changes and innovations in facilities, services or 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 around 60,000 hours of lectures were recorded and recent years have 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 all-weather 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.
What changes would you like to see?
Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey and let us know.
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.