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National Student Survey 2009

The University is again participating in the National Student Survey (NSS).

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The survey asks all final year undergraduate students in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and at a number of Scottish institutions for their views on the quality of their degree programmes.

 

If you are in your final year of an undergraduate course you can complete the survey now on The National Student Survey Website.

Edinburgh students completing the survey online by the 10th of February 2009 will be entered into a draw to win one of five £30 Amazon vouchers.

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We use your feedback

Last year Edinburgh received a great deal of useful data from students’ responses to the Survey, particularly in relation to assessment and feedback provided to students.

As you may be aware, the University is now working closely with EUSA in order to make some positive changes in this area.

In 2009 the University and EUSA are looking to you to let us know what’s gone well and where we need to make improvements.

Supported by EUSA

The senior office bearers of the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) are supporting the University's participation.

Guy Bromley, Vice-President, EUSA, said:

"The National Student Survey gives final year undergraduates the chance to reflect on their time at the University and to have their views heard.

“The results help inform future students about studying at Edinburgh and assist the University in identifying where things are going well and where changes may be needed to improve the student experience.

“With your input EUSA can work to ensure students are heard within the University at all levels to ensure progress continues to be made in acting on the results.

“I'd urge all final year students to complete the survey - it only takes a few minutes and for the results to be meaningful we need as many responses as possible."

About the survey

The NSS is run by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and is strongly supported by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Students are asked for their opinions on a number of areas including assessment, feedback and academic support.

Survey results are made available online to help future students choose what to study and where.

Data from the survey is also fed back to institutions to assist them in improving the student experience.

How the survey is conducted

The National Student Survey is carried out for HEFCE by Ipsos MORI UK, a company appointed for the purpose by HEFCE.

Final year undergraduate students will be contacted by Ipsos MORI in January and invited to fill in the survey online.

However, if you are in your final year of an undergraduate course you can complete the survey now by visiting The National Student Survey Website.

Students are not required to complete the survey and those who did not opt out on their registration form and now wish to opt out are free to do so.

The results of the survey are expected to be publicly available in September 2009.