Teaching & Learning


National Student Survey (NSS)

The National Student Survey (NSS) is for final year undergraduate students. NSS 2024 is open from 22 January and closes on 30 April.

Eligible students received 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 survey on the NSS website.  

NSS 2023 results are available to download on the You Shape UCL website (login required). 

What is the National Student Survey?

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 also be contacted with reminders by telephone.

The NSS covers the academic experience, including:

  • teaching
  • assessment and feedback
  • academic support
  • organisation and management
  • learning resources.

The NSS is a UCL institutional priority and the data is also reported annually to UCL Council. The NSS results are also examined at the UCL Student Experience Committee.

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. 

Key NSS documents for UCL staff

Assets for 2024 campaign are available to download on the template and guides webpage





UCL's NSS response rate incentive 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 cohortAdditional funds
1-49 students£250
50-99 students£400
100-149 students£650
150-199 students£1,000
200 or more students£1,500

Our NSS results

NSS 2023 results (login required)

Staff can also find their departmental and programme-level NSS 2022 results on UCL's Tableau site