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National Student Survey 2021


What is the National Student Survey (NSS) and who is eligible to take part?

Your feedback is really important to us and each year we ask our final year students to highlight what we're good at and where we need to improve through the independent NSS survey. The NSS is a national survey, run by Ipsos MORI and aimed at final year undergraduates across the UK.

Key Facts about the National Student Survey

  • It takes 5-10 minutes to complete
  • There are 28 questions in total – all 28 need to be answered for your responses to count
  • Nearly 2.7 million students have taken part in the NSS so far
  • 357 institutions nationwide are eligible to take part

Why should I complete the NSS?

By completing your survey, you are telling us about your own experiences and also helping future students make the right choices about where and what to study as results are published nationally.

We need as many people as possible to get involved and fill in their survey – the results are very important to us and help us continuously improve the Leeds Beckett student experience, so your contribution really does matter.

A special thank you...

We know that 2020 has not been the year any of us could have predicted, and the impact of that has affected us all in different ways. Some of those who have been affected most are the charities who work tirelessly to support the most vulnerable members of our community. That's why this year, for every NSS survey completed by our Leeds Beckett students, we will be donating £2 to one of four chosen charities. You will be invited to select one of these charities once you have completed the survey, and throughout the next few months, we will keep you updated on how your donations will support the wonderful work of these organisations. The chosen charities for 2021 will be confirmed in due course*.

*terms and conditions apply.

How do I complete the National Student Survey and what questions does it ask?

At Leeds Beckett, the NSS opens on Monday 18 January 2021 and if you are a student in the final year of your undergraduate course, you will be able to complete the survey through the NSS link on the course tab on your MyBeckett profile.

You will also receive an email on Thursday 21 January 2021 to your University student email account from Ipsos MORI, inviting you to complete the survey online. Not all students are eligible to take part, and you will only receive an email if you are eligible.

The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. You will be asked a range of questions about:

  • the academic support you received during your studies
  • how you felt about the organisation and management of your programme
  • our learning community and your student voice 
  • the learning resources you may have used whilst studying with us
  • your overall satisfaction 

Your answers and comments are entirely confidential and will not be passed on to your course teams other than as summary results. Your contact details won't be used for any other purpose.

If you don’t respond to the invitation email to take part, you may receive a follow up email, text, letter or phone call from Ipsos MORI. 

These will go to the telephone number and address on your student records. Please make sure your contact details are up to date via MyBeckett.


This page was last modified: 03/12/2020

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