The NSS is your chance to tell us what your experience here has really been like, and you’ll also help raise money for charity!
Last year, our NSS responses raised £4706 and made a real difference to the organisations we donated to – let’s see if we can give more this year!
If you’re a finalist eligible to complete this year’s NSS you will have received various communications from Ipsos Mori asking you to complete your survey – and if you’ve done yours, thank you! If not, we really would appreciate your views.
The NSS is really important to us as an institution – it’s one of the main ways we hear how we’re doing, and that matters to us. Working to improve the experience of students is a major part of the work we do.
However, we appreciate that surveys aren’t everyone’s idea of fun (even though we really value the results). Which is why we’re donating £1 to charity for each completed response!
The donation will be split between four organisations that have been chosen by the University and Students’ Union because of their close ties with student volunteering and our social responsibility goals, and so the money raised by your responses will make a real difference to our local community, and here’s where it will go:
LGBT Foundation: Established in 1975, LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans.
The charity supports LGBT people to increase their skills, knowledge and self-confidence to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing.
Partisan: Partisan is a space for independent, community led based projects in Manchester. Partisan brings together people from across Manchester, from exhibitions to film screening, book launches even parties and gigs.
IntoUniversity: IntoUniversity provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre, IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.
Mustard Tree: Mustard Tree has been supporting people across Greater Manchester facing homelessness and poverty for the past 25 years. The charity creates opportunities for people to help themselves through providing practical support, friendship, connections into work, improvements to health and wellbeing as well as new experiences to encourage aspiration.