Current Students and Staff

// University News

6 Feb 2017

The National Student Survey is now open – what is it and why is it important?

The National Student Survey (NSS) offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough.

It 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 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.

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’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.

The 2017 NSS is now open for Loughborough students. It will run until 30 April. 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 and the dedicated page on our 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. You are only invited to be surveyed once.