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What is the NSS?
What is the NSS?

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an independent survey, that is aimed at final-year undergraduate students in the UK. The NSS runs annually and the 2021 survey is open from 6 January to 30 April 2021. Students are asked to reflect on their experience at university or college across a range of areas including teaching quality, learning opportunities, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, learning community, student voice and overall satisfaction.

If you are in your final year of studying on a course leading to undergraduate credits or qualifications, you could be eligible. Go to www.thestudentsurvey.com to find out.

Why should I take part?
Why should I take part?
  • This is your opportunity to give your views* about your experience at university or college.
  • Responses will remain anonymous to your university or college.
  • The survey is run independently by Ipsos MORI.
  • Your feedback will help prospective students choose where and what to study at university or college.

* The survey collects students’ own views. If someone has tried to influence your response inappropriately, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who can take part?
Who can take part?

The survey is open to final year students on the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting
  • BA (Hons) Game Art
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • FdA Criminal Justice
  • FdA Early Years Practice
  • FdA Theatre and Performance
  • FdSc Computing
  • FdSc Exercise, Health and Fitness
  • FdSc Media Production
  • FdSc Microbiology
  • HND Business
What happens to the results?
What happens to the results?
  • NSS results are made available to prospective students on Discover Uni.
  • Universities and colleges use the anonymised results to help improve the experience of future students.

You can take part by visiting:
You can take part by visiting:

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