You Shape UCL


National Student Survey (NSS)

The National Student Survey (NSS) informs 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 anonymous feedback on your experience of UCL and your programme of study.

NSS 2023

The 2023 National Student Survey will be open between 11 January and 30 April. 

Eligible students will be contacted by email on 12 January and can also complete the survey directly via: www.thestudentsurvey.com

The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous. 

Your responses and open text comments help to drive changes improvements in UCL's academic departments and support services. 

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 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

NSS 2022 results

The 2022 NSS was open between January and April. Over 3,500 UCL students completed the survey. 

Results and comments from the National Student Survey are instrumental in driving improvements in the student experience across UCL. You can see examples of changes made in response to student feedback on the You Shaped UCL pages

Review UCL's results from the 2022 National Student Survey.