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National Student Survey 2016

last modified Feb 24, 2016 05:03 PM

National Student Survey 2016


What is the National Student Survey?

The NSS is a high profile annual census of nearly half a million students across the UK for the purpose of gathering feedback. Conducted each year since 2005, it is an established survey and produces influential data, giving students a powerful voice to help shape the future of their course at their university.

How do I take part?

The survey is aimed at final year undergraduates. If you are eligible to take part, Ipsos MORI will contact you by email, telephone or post inviting you to participate. You can complete the survey online at It only takes about 10 minutes and consist of roughly 23 questions and an open text comments section. 

Prize Draw

As an incentive the University of Cambridge will be doing a prize draw for students who have participated, with the following great prizes available!

  • one double Trinity May Ball ticket
  • one iPad Mini
  • three £50 cash prizes


All responses are anonymised and then made available to prospective students through the Unistats website, which is designed to help students make decisions about their higher education. The results are also considered very carefully by the University to help identify what is going well and what improvements can be made.