You Shape UCL


National Student Survey (NSS)

The National Student Survey (NSS) is used to inform future students about courses and universities across the UK. Undergraduates in their final year of study complete the survey.

The NSS is your chance to give feedback on your experience of UCL and your programme of study.

NSS 2021

NSS 2021 is open, and you can complete it at www.thestudentsurvey.com until 30 April.

All of your responses and comments are anonymous, and NSS results help UCL continue to improve. The results are also released publically, so that prospective students can make informed decisions on what to study and where.  

It typically takes around 10 minutes to complete the survey. 

UCL's response rate reward scheme

At UCL, departments can qualify for an additional allocation of funds to use in collaboration with students, when they achieve a 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

NSS 2020 results

View your department report (login required)

NSS 2020 ran from 6 January to 30 April, and 67% of eligible students completed the survey. 

Feedback from the NSS and other student surveys is vital in driving improvements at UCL. The You Shaped UCL campaign includes examples of how you've benefitted from feedback in previous editions of the survey.