Your Say for Your Uni

NSS 2023 – Tell us your thoughts to shape the student experience 

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The National Student Survey (NSS 2023) launches next week, which means it’s your chance to tell us about your time at Manchester.   

We know that feedback requests can just feel like another ‘ask’ on your time; but your thoughts and feelings on your Manchester experience – whether they be “top class” or, “could do better” – really help us to improve what we do, in the areas that matter most to our students. The survey is completely anonymous.  

All finalists eligible to complete the NSS will receive an email during the week beginning 30 January from Ipsos Mori with a link to the survey. You don’t need to wait for that though and can also go directly to the NSS website and complete the survey at any time. You’ll also be encouraged to take part, by your School. 

A thank you from us (and some local good causes) 

As a thank you for your time, every University of Manchester student who takes part in the NSS 2023 can enter a prize draw to win one of 17 prizes:  

  • 1 x iPad Air 
  • 2 x £200 voucher of your choice from: – Amazon, Uber, Deliveroo, LovetoShop 
  • 2 x £100 voucher of your choice from: – Amazon, Uber, Deliveroo, LovetoShop 
  • 4 x £50 voucher of your choice from: – Amazon, Uber, Deliveroo, LovetoShop 
  • 4 x £25 voucher of your choice from: Amazon, Uber, Deliveroo, LovetoShop 
  • 4 x Graduation Day package (free gown hire, photography shoot with a complimentary graduation photo and two additional guest tickets) 

Additionally, for each response submitted the University will also make a £2 charitable donation, split equally between the following good causes: 

  • University of Manchester Cost of Living Support Fund 
    Awarding grants of up to £2000 to help students overcome financial hardship or unforeseen additional costs. 
  • Refugee Women Connect 
    Working to build a safe life in the UK for all women in the refugee and asylum seeker community. 
  • Greater Together Manchester 
    Building effective partnerships in communities to bring about positive change by tackling poverty and transforming lives throughout Greater Manchester and Rossendale. 
  • Jump Space 
    Based in Stockport, providing rebound therapy and sensory play for disabled children and young people and their families. 

Make a real impact 

The NSS is the only national survey of its kind and asks your views on a range of topics that have shaped your time at University – from teaching, feedback and support to resources and how you’ve been listened to. 

During your time here, we’ve experienced many changes to the way we operate and this means it’s more important than ever that we listen and really understand what has worked for you and what hasn’t – so, you really can make an impact and influence what we do for our students. 

What changes would you like to see? 

Please take the survey and let us know.  

Further information about the NSS is available from your School or the NSS website. For more information about University surveys and feedback in general, visit Your Say where you can also find T&C’s for the NSS prize draw.

Thank you. 

Professor April McMahon 
Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Students