The survey is currently closed and will reopen in January 2020.
The University has a number of ways for you to share your views throughout the year, like our Course Reps, mid-unit evaluations and our Internal Student Survey. We value the feedback you have given us, and we have used it to make improvements to your courses and to the University.
The NSS is an externally organised national survey, which asks students across the UK to evaluate their experience at university and helps prospective students to make the right choices of where and what to study too.
You can find out more about how your feedback has made a difference for the 2018/19 academic year here.
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 support 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 device and at our NSS Coffee Zones across campus, where you can get a free hot drink for sharing your views with a brew.
The NSS Coffee Zones will be open between 11.45am and 1.45pm at the following locations:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Education
Health, Psychology and Social Care
Faculty of Science and Engineering
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 Students who have withdrawn from study during their final year, will be included in the survey as their feedback is equally valuable.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 2019, will be surveyed in the current year. Students who were already surveyed in 2018 will not be surveyed in 2019.
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 (an independent research company) and their research is conducted in compliance with data protection legislation.
Your responses to the survey are strictly confidential and will be anonymised before they are made available to Manchester Metropolitan.
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 future students.
The NSS is conducted by Ipsos MORI (an independent research company) who 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 28 February 2019.
The prizes up for grabs are:
Please be aware that the prize draw is administered by Ipsos MORI and the prize winners will be notified by email on Friday 22 March 2019.
Best of luck!