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Student surveys and results

Information on UCL's institutional surveys, including who is eligble to take part and the latest results.

Our institutional student survey cycle reflects the journeys of our students throughout their time at UCL, aiming to keep the number of surveys that they are asked to respond to as low as possible, while collecting the information we need to make improvements. In general, our undergraduates take just one survey per year, while our master’s students might complete two.

UCL's institutional surveys

New to UCL

All levels of study

New students (at all levels of study) are invited to complete an internal survey which captures their opinions of arrival, induction and motivations for studying here. The survey runs from late October to December each year.

UCL Student Experience Survey (SES)

Penultimate-year undergraduates

Penultimate-year undergraduate students complete an internal survey with National Student Survey-style questions on the academic experience, as well as answering questions about UCL support services. The SES runs from March to April

National Student Survey (NSS)

Final-year undergraduates

This nationwide survey invites all UK undergraduates to participate. The survey runs from January to the end of April

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 

Taught postgraduates

This national survey from Advance HE collects students’ responses about the academic experience, and provides an opportunity to benchmark our performance against the sector and Russell Group, running from April to June.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 

Research students

This is also a national survey which collects students’ responses about the academic experience, and provides an opportunity to benchmark our performance against the sector and Russell Group.

The PRES is administered by the UCL Doctoral School and runs in March and April each year.