The NSS is an annual survey that gives you the opportunity to reflect on your student experience at Manchester Metropolitan and provide feedback about your course.
The survey gathers information from the only people who know what it is like to study on your course, you and your fellow students!
Alongside our other forms of student feedback, the NSS will help inform the future student learning experience and will help prospective students make the right choices of where and what to study.
The survey can be accessed online via the National Student Survey website.
You can complete the survey on any mobile device and the University has also arranged for dedicated IT rooms/spaces to be available for those wishing to complete it on campus. Students could receive a £2 food and drink voucher for attending (NB: there are limited numbers of these vouchers and they will be issued on a first come, first served basis).
The dedicated IT rooms/spaces are available at the following locations:
iPads will be made available for NSS completions in the ‘NSS lounge area’ in the Benzie Café at the following times:
Students wishing to complete the NSS in Brooks can attend at the following times:
The bank of computers opposite the Student Hub desk will be reserved for NSS completions at the following times:
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Students wishing to complete the NSS at Cheshire can attend at the following time:
Students wishing to complete the NSS in Geoffrey Manton can attend at the following times:
The first floor computers in the John Dalton reception will be reserved for NSS completions at the following times:
iPads will be made available for NSS completions in the Manchester Fashion Café in Righton at the following times:
The NSS is run across all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, as well as all Alternative Providers (APs) in England, with specific course designation for new students. All students studying on courses leading to undergraduate credits or qualifications, which are longer than 1 year full-time study or its part-time equivalent, will be surveyed in their final year of study.
Students on more flexible part-time programmes (whose final year cannot be easily predicted) will normally be surveyed during their fourth year of study. Students who have withdrawn from study during their final year will be included in the survey as their feedback is equally valuable. Unless otherwise removed, students who have repeated a year or have changed their course arrangements, but were originally expected to graduate in 2018, will be surveyed in the current year. Students who were already surveyed in 2017 will not be surveyed in 2018.
You may receive an invitation to participate in the survey even though you are not in your final year. We would urge you to participate in the survey if you receive an invitation to do so, as this will represent your only opportunity to complete the NSS.
You can find more information about eligibility on the NSS website.
The survey and prize draw is conducted independently by Ipsos MORI, a research company in the UK. All their research is conducted in compliance with the Data Protection Act.
Your responses to the survey are strictly confidential and will be anonymised before they are made available to the University.
The NSS results are made available through the Unistats website, which is designed to help prospective students make the important decision of where and what to study.
These results are also used by the University to help us to develop and improve the academic experience for current and future students.
The National Student Survey is conducted by Ipsos MORI, an independent research company. Ipsos MORI will be contacting eligible students throughout the campaign to invite them to complete the survey.
All students are able to opt out of the survey from Ipsos MORI if they wish. To opt out, please visit the survey website.
If you decide to take part in the survey or opt out, then no further contact will be made by Ipsos MORI.
The University will also contact you to remind you how to complete the survey. We are not informed about who has taken part or not, so if you don’t want to receive NSS emails from the University anymore, please contact email@example.com
The Manchester Metropolitan NSS prize draw is open to all eligible final year undergraduate students (who opt in through the National Student Survey website) until midnight on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
The prizes up for grabs are:
Please note that the prize draw is administered by Ipsos MORI. The prize winners will be notified by email on Thursday 19 March 2018.
Best of luck!
* Please note, the Graduation Gown prize includes gown, hood and mortar board hat. This prize is for hire only and these items will need to be returned on the day.