National Student Survey 2011

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

Speak Up - National Student Survey

NSS is a census of final-year undergraduate students across the UK which asks for student's views on the quality of their degree programmes.

Speak up

If you are a final year undergraduate at Edinburgh, this is your opportunity to have your say.

Give your opinion on what you liked about your time at Edinburgh as well as things that you feel could have been improved.

Complete the National Student Survey

We use your feedback

Last year the University received useful data from students’ responses to the Survey, particularly in relation to assessment and the feedback provided to students.

The University is now working closely with EUSA in order to make some positive changes in this area.

In 2011 The University and EUSA are looking to final year students to let us know what’s gone well and where we need to make further improvements.


Last year Archaeology and Sociology achieved an 100% satisfaction rating from their students.

Overall the University did well, with an average satisfaction of 86% from students across the board.

The results of this year's survey are expected to be publicly available in September 2011.

About the survey

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.

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.

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.

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National Student Survey