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16 Feb 2018

National Student Survey: Has your School achieved a 70% response rate yet?

Don’t forget that if your School gets a response rate in the National Student Survey (NSS) of 70% or above by Monday 19th February, the University will enter all NSS-eligible* students in that School into a draw for two LSU Grad Ball tickets. The two winners for each qualifying School will be drawn at random.

Here’s a quick summary of the School response rates as at 16th February:

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS) has passed the all-important 70% threshold, having gained a response rate of almost 74%. Congratulations! All NSS-eligible students in SSEHS will now be entered into the draw to win one of two LSU Grad Ball tickets.

The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering is very close, with a response rate of 63%, and Loughborough Design School is hot on their heels with almost 59%.

All the other Schools currently have response rates between 30% and 43%.

If you haven’t yet completed the NSS, do it now, and help your School reach that 70% threshold by Monday 19th February!

Complete the survey now

The NSS is an annual, independent and anonymous survey that offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough. If you are eligible to take part in this year’s survey, you will be contacted by Ipsos MORI, an external market research company. We recommend you complete the survey as soon as it opens, as Ipsos MORI will continue to send you reminders you until you’ve completed it.

The NSS is an opportunity for you to give your feedback on your student experience at Loughborough. No one knows the University better than you, so your opinions about being a student here are really important.

By taking part in the survey, you’ll be helping future students make the right choices about where and what 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.

There are 27 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.

When answering the questions, consider your whole experience at Loughborough, from your time as a fresher right until now.

More information on the survey is available on our dedicated web page or the official the NSS website.

The survey will run until 30th April.


* 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. You are only invited to be surveyed once.