Surveys

During your time at Lancaster University, you will be invited to take part in a range of surveys. Here are some of the major opportunities.

For final year undergraduates

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a major study that is run every year at institutions across the country. Results help prospective students select their institutions and universities improve the learning experience. Each year the survey opens near the start of the Lent term and closes at the end of April.

For all students

The Lancaster Student Experience Survey runs every two years and is open to all students except final year undergraduates, who have the chance to complete the National Student Survey (NSS). It looks at a wide range of aspects of university life, including facilities, communications and social life. The next one will launch in 2016-17.

For postgraduate students

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) both help the University improve what it offers to postgraduate students. The next PRES and PTES will take place in 2017.

For international students

The International Student Barometer (ISB) allows the University to gauge the experience of overseas learners and helps shape our plans for further improvements. The survey looks at social as well as academic life and launches at the start of each academic year.

And don’t forget...

We also run a range of internal surveys, on topics such as communications, technology and careers. You are likely to see invites promoted within student newsletter MyLancaster, on the web and on the Student Portal. As well as giving you the opportunity to share your views, they often come with prize draw incentives.