Current Students and Staff

// University News

16 Feb 2016

Finalists – have you completed the National Student Survey yet?

The National Student Survey – the NSS – is now open. Don’t miss your chance to take part and give your 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.

The NSS is a national, independent and anonymous survey of final* year students, which has been conducted every year since 2005. There are 23 questions in total which will ask you to rate various aspects of your course, such as the teaching and the library and IT resources.  You’ll be asked to score them on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being “Definitely Agree”. When answering the questions it is important to consider your whole experience at Loughborough, from the very first moment you stepped on to campus as a fresher, to right up to now.

There are a small number of additional questions this year.  Whilst responses to these will not be published, they will provide valuable feedback to the University

By taking part in the survey, you can help future students decide where and what to study. The feedback you give will also help to shape the University and the student experience, both for students who are already here and those who’ll join us in the future.

The NSS takes around 5 minutes to complete and we recommend you do the survey early as Ipsos MORI the market research company that organises the survey will continue to remind you until you’ve completed it.

Response rates so far

So far the Departments with the highest response rates (as at 15 February) are:

  1. Civil and Building Engineering – 75.12% of their finalists have filled in the NSS
  2. Materials – with 67.65%
  3. Social Sciences – with 28.92%

Can you help your department achieve a high response rate?  Respond to the NSS now. To complete the survey visit our 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.