The National Student Survey (NSS) is for final year undergraduate students. NSS 2022 is open from 6 January to 30 April.
The 2022 National Student Survey runs from 6 January until 30 April. Eligible students receive invitations and reminders to complete the survey from Ipsos MORI, who organise the survey on behalf of the Office for Students.
Final-year undergraduates can also complete the NSS directly at www.thestudentsurvey.com
NSS 2021 results are available to download on the You Shape UCL website (log in required).
Key NSS documents for UCL staff
UCL's 2022 response rate reward scheme
At UCL, departments can qualify for an additional allocation of funds to use in collaboration with students, when they achieve an NSS response rate of 70% or higher. The funds range from £250 to a maximum of £1,500 according to the size of the NSS-eligible cohort.
|Size of NSS-eligible cohort||Additional funds|
|200 or more students||£1,500|
What the National Student Survey is
The National Student Survey (NSS), in which all UK final year undergraduate students are invited to participate, has been run annually since 2005.
The NSS is managed on behalf of the Office for Students (OfS) by Ipsos MORI, an independent survey research agency, which runs the NSS during the second term each year.
Students are asked to complete the NSS questionnaire online and may be contacted by telephone and by post.
The NSS covers the academic experience, including:
- assessment and feedback
- academic support
- organisation and management
- learning resources.
The NSS results are used as part of the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER) data package and also discussed at the Student Experience Committee.
The NSS is a UCL institutional priority and the data is also reported annually to UCL Council.
NSS results form part of the information shown on the Discover Uni website, alongside graduate destinations and salaries, student continuation rates, tariff points for entry and accreditation / professional recognition of courses across the UK.
NSS 2021 results (login required)
NSS 2020 results (login required)