National Student Survey

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What

The NSS is the largest UK wide annual survey aimed at final year undergraduates in the UK.

Who

The NSS is open to all final year undergraduate students.

When

The NSS is open from 31st January to the 30th April 2022.

The NSS is the largest UK wide annual survey aimed at final year undergraduates in the UK. The survey provides you with an opportunity to give your honest opinions on what you liked about your course at the University of Bolton as well as things that you feel could have been improved.

The survey is administered by Ipsos MORI, an independent market research agency on behalf of the UK Higher Education funding and regulatory bodies, so your responses remain anonymous to your university or college at all times.

You will be asked 27 single choice questions relating to various aspects of your course such as teaching, feedback and assessment, and learning resources. You will also be given the opportunity to provide comments on your overall student experience at your university/college. You may also be asked some additional optional questions specific to your course and your university/college.       

In addition, the OfS and the UK funding and regulatory bodies will be testing some alternative questions and response options. Once you have completed the main survey, you may be asked if you’d like to take part in a pilot study and to let us know what you think about these questions.  Taking part in the NSS and this pilot study is voluntary.

Nearly half a million students across the UK are invited to take part in the National Student Survey (NSS) every year.

The NSS is your opportunity to give your honest feedback about what it has been like to study on your course at your university or college. It is published every year and is a rich and influential source of information about higher education. The survey is a key component of the quality assurance and wider regulatory landscape in UK higher education.

As a student, you have a powerful collective voice that will help shape the future of your course and your university/college for current and prospective students.

The survey is completed by final-year students at:

  • All publicly funded Higher Education universities and colleges in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland

  • Further education colleges in England and Northern Ireland

  • Further education institutions (FEIs) in Wales (with directly funded higher education students)

Fill it to win it

Claim a FREE hot drink

Students eligible to complete the National Student Survey (NSS) are entitled to claim any free small hot drink from one of our café’s at the Main Campus, Institute of Management or Queens Specialist Building. This offer will be available until the 30 April 2022.

Win one of 50 £20 Amazon vouchers

Any student that completes the NSS, will be entered into a draw to win a £20 Amazon voucher. Winners will be drawn once the survey closes on the 30th April.

You Said

Create a sense of belonging at the Institute of Management" - (Institute of Management)

We Did

1. Developed a Student Success Zone the student area (ground floor)
2. Students have accessed to support 5-days per week from a variety of service, including academic support.

Claim a FREE hot drink

Students eligible to complete the National Student Survey (NSS) are entitled to claim any free small hot drink from one of our café’s at the Main Campus, Institute of Management or Queens Specialist Building. This offer will be available until the 30 April 2022.

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Contact

Student life: studentlife@bolton.ac.uk.
Ipsos MORI: thestudentsurvey@ipsos.com
Students can also contact the OFS: nss@officeforstudents.org.uk
Students can tell the OfS if there has been any inappropriate influence: NSSallegations@officeforstudents.org.uk

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Student Satisfaction, 2021

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