1 Feb 2016
The National Student Survey - what it is and why it is important
The NSS is an annual, independent and anonymous survey of final year students, which has been conducted every year since 2005. If you are an eligible student* you will be asked to take part by Ipsos Mori, an external market research company.
There are 23 questions in the survey, which will ask you to rate your course, the facilities at the University, and the Students’ Union. You’ll be asked to score them on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest rating. There are also a small number of additional questions this year. Whilst responses to these will not be published they will provide valuable feedback to the University.
When answering the questions, consider your whole experience at Loughborough, from your time as a fresher right until now.
The NSS is an opportunity to give feedback on your student experience at Loughborough. No one knows the University better than you, so your opinions about being a student at Loughborough are really important.
By taking part in the survey, you can help new students decide which university to go to and what subject to study. It will also give us information about what you have valued the most about your experience and what you’d like us to change at the University, so that we can carry on developing and improving the student experience.
The 2016 NSS is now open for Loughborough students. It will run until to 30 April. It takes around 5 minutes to complete. We recommend you do the survey early as Ipsos MORI will continue to remind you until you’ve completed it.
More information on the survey is available on the NSS website.
* You are eligible for the NSS if you are a final year undergraduate or are on a flexible part-time programme. If your final year cannot be easily predicted, you will be surveyed after you are expected to have undertaken one full-time equivalent, and not before your fourth year of study.