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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 2022

The 2022 NSS is open until 30 April. Eligible students will be contacted directly by Ipsos Mori to complete the survey. 

Eligible students will be able to take the survey via: thestudentsurvey.com 

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

Completing the survey can also help your department earn extra funds to spend in collaboration with students through UCL's NSS response rate incentive scheme. 

NSS 2021 results:

View your department report (login required)

The 2021 NSS ran from 6 January - 30 April and 72% of eligible students completed the survey. 

This year department, programme and faculty results can be viewed via the new NSS dashboard (login required). 


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