The National Student Survey

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What is it and why does it matter?

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a national survey, which has been conducted by Ipsos MORI annually since 2005. It gathers opinions from mostly final year undergraduates on the quality of their courses. Aimed at current students, the survey asks undergraduates to provide honest feedback on what it has been like to study their course at their institution. The feedback we get from NSS is taken very seriously and used to improve the experience of our students at Salford. The results are also made public to help future students make an informed choice about where they study. It’s very likely that your lecturers have spoken to you or emailed you about NSS – we really value your feedback, which is why we ask you to complete it.

When can I complete it?

The National Student Survey opens on 11 January. If you are eligible to complete the survey, you will receive an email from Ipsos MORI during the week commencing 8 February 2016. If you do not complete the survey straightaway, Ipsos MORI will continue to contact you to encourage you to complete it. All students who complete NSS have the option of entering a prize draw to win £500 of Amazon or High Street Shopping vouchers.

What will I be asked?

The questionnaire has 22 questions which cover Teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Learning Resources, Organisation and Management, Academic Support and Personal Development. Watch the films created by our students which explain what you’ll be asked in each section.

See what some of our students have to say about their experience of Salford