National Student Survey 2022

February 1st, 2022

Final-year undergraduate students are now invited to complete this year’s National Student Survey (NSS).

The National Student Survey was established in 2005 and is a census of nearly half a million students across the UK. It enables us – and the University of Nottingham Students’ Union – to understand what we’re getting right and what we need to improve. The survey gives students a powerful voice to help shape their course, and the results help prospective students in their decision-making about which university is right for them.

The survey consists of 27 questions covering various aspects of university life, including teaching, assessments and feedback, academic support, learning resources, the student voice and overall satisfaction.

The survey takes just 10 minutes to complete and consists primarily of Likert scale questions with open-ended comments. All eligible students will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £200 shopping vouchers.

Staff support

For NSS results to be made publicly available, a threshold of both 10 respondents and a response rate of 50% must be achieved for the course, school/department or institution. The university is therefore requesting the support of all staff in communicating the NSS to final-year undergraduate students.

The majority of UK students report learning about the NSS directly from staff members so your support is invaluable. Lectures, seminars and personal tutor meetings are opportune moments to tell students about the survey.

Please note that there are stringent guidelines in place that provide parameters around the manner of our communications. You can find clear guidelines in the NSS Communications Presentation for Staff.

If you have any questions, or would like access to NSS promotional materials, please contact the NSS representative(s) in your area – if you are unsure of who these are, please email

A list of FAQs can be found on the NSS website, should students have any queries throughout the duration of the survey period.

Thank you for your support.

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