National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual survey that asks final year undergraduate students to provide feedback on their programme of study.

The survey is commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and undertaken by Ipsos MORI.

For further information about running the survey, please see our NSS page for Departments.  You can also sign up for the NSS Promotion Workshop for staff by completing this google form.

Survey completion

Students are usually contacted to complete the survey between January and April, and the results of the survey are published on the DiscoverUni website.

The 2020 survey will run from 3 February to 30 April 2020

Survey results and analysis

At York, the results of the Survey are considered initially by a small group of staff and Students' Union representatives led by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Information on behalf of University Teaching Committee (UTC).

The group analyses and draws out the implications of the results for institutional quality enhancement activities and provides feedback to departments.

The results and some analysis of results are circulated to Heads of Department and Chairs of Boards of Studies in the summer.

Departments are asked to consider the results (with staff and students) and to keep UTC informed of their response and any actions taken through the annual programme review process. 

Who to contact

For survey queries:

For enquiries under the Freedom of Information Act: