What is the NSS?

What is the NSS?

Your quick guide to the National Student Survey (NSS)

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What is it for?

NSS results are published to help prospective students to make study choices. Universities and students' unions also use feedback to see how they can improve the student learning experience. Take a look at some examples of how feedback has been used at Lancaster.

Who is eligible?

All final-year undergraduates.

When should I complete it?

The 2019 survey will open in late January/early February.

How did Lancaster University do previously?

In 2017, 91 per cent of Lancaster respondents said they were satisfied with their university experience, placing Lancaster in the top 5 of UK universities according to Times Higher Education. Lancaster University achieved a 75 per cent response rate.

What is involved?

There are 27 core questions that cover areas such as teaching, learning resources and the student voice. You will also be asked whether, overall, you are satisfied with the quality of your course. After that, you have the opportunity to provide comments.

Who runs it?

The survey is administered by Ipsos MORI, an independent market research agency. Participants and their responses remain anonymous at all times.

Where will the results be published?

Every year, the data is made publicly available on the Unistats website.

For more information, please visit www.thestudentsurvey.com or watch this short explainer video