National Student Survey

National Student Survey

The NSS is available for final year undergraduate students to complete between January and April each year.

What is the NSS?

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a survey of all final year undergraduates in the UK and it gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses. The survey is conducted by Ipsos MORI, an independent research agency. It is commissioned by the Office for Students (OfS) on behalf of the UK funding and regulatory bodies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Why does the NSS matter?

The NSS matters because it makes a tangible difference to the experience students have at university and college. By completing the survey, students can make it clear what is - and isn't - working for them.

At Bedfordshire, we rely on your feedback to identify what needs improving within the student experience. As a result of previous feedback from the NSS we have implemented changes both at University and course level.

The published NSS results also help prospective students make informed decisions of where and what to study. The data is published on the OfS and Discover Uni websites.

You will be asked to respond to questions relating to various aspects of your course. You will also be given the opportunity to provide comments on your overall student experience at Bedfordshire-or your associated college.

How does the survey work?

The survey can be completed online from 11 January until 30 April 2023. You will be asked to complete in sessions run by your academic teams sometime after this date. If you can’t complete in these sessions, you’ll be asked to complete by email and text message from the University and Ipsos MORI. Ipsos MORI will also contact students who have not filled in the survey to ask them to do it on the phone. This is because, for the results to be released, each course needs to have at least 50% (with a minimum of 10) students complete it. Once you do complete it, you won’t be contacted by Ipsos MORI again. At the University, we never know who has completed it, so if your cohort has not reached 50% completion rate, we will re contact you via email and text to try and get your course to publication levels.

Taking part in the NSS is entirely voluntary, if you would prefer not to complete it, please enter your details and select to 'opt-out' via the NSS website.

Your feedback matters and we hope you will take part in the NSS this year. This is a unique opportunity to give your views on your course and your time at Bedfordshire. As a thank you for your time, you can enter a prize draw to win one of twenty £50 Amazon vouchers.

You can access the survey and further information at


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