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National Student Survey 2011

10 January 2011


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Final-year* undergraduate students are encouraged to complete the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS) which is being run this term.

Students will be asked to complete the survey, which should take no more than five minutes, over the next few weeks.

The NSS is an opportunity to give feedback on all aspects of university life including:

  • teaching
  • assessment and feedback
  • academic support
  • organisation and management
  • learning resources
  • personal development

The survey is commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and is administered by Ipsos-MORI, an independent research agency.

Ipsos-MORI will contact students inviting them to complete the survey online. Those students who do not respond will be sent a postal questionnaire and may also be contacted by telephone.

Results of the survey will be available to prospective students on the Unistats website, where the 2010 survey results are available.

UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant explained: "UCL takes its students' views very seriously and we value the feedback we receive from them.  The National Student Survey is an important part of this feedback and its results are widely discussed across UCL by senior committees and by faculties and departments."

"The results are considered in detail in order to understand what students think, see where things are going well and identify where improvements can be made. It will help prospective students to make their university choices, as well as providing important feedback to help us improve the quality of the UCL student experience. I hope our students will assist in this by completing the survey".

To complete the survey, please use the link at the top of this article.

* In some cases, students, particularly on programmes with a 3 or 4 year option, may be surveyed in their penultimate year.