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13 June 2012

A concerted effort from Academic Support has helped UCL to achieve its highest-ever National Student Survey (NSS) response rate, with 66% of eligible students completing the online questionnaire.

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In order to appear in publicly available data, a programme has to have achieved a response rate of 50% or more – a threshold almost all UCL departments have achieved this year. The 66% response rate is an 8% improvement on that of 2011, leaving UCL just two percentage points below the national average of 68%.

Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education), said: "It is great news that UCL has achieved its highest response rate to the NSS so far (66%). This is especially important this year as the Key Information Set will use NSS data in our online prospectus pages from September. The high response rate will ensure that our data is reliable and statistically valid and most UCL subjects will appear.

“I would like to thank the students for participating in the survey and UCL Union and academic staff for encouraging students to respond. A special mention also needs to be made of the NSS Liaison Officers who co-ordinate promotion of the survey within the departments. This is the second year since their inception that the response rate has risen by over 7% and is a testament to their hard work."

The Vice-Provost (Education) has awarded a prize of £250 to Speech Sciences, which achieved the highest response rate of any department in UCL, with 90% of its students completing the survey.

This year’s NSS results will be available in August. 

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