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Get your voice heard on subjects like graduate employers, online recruitment, your university experience and maybe win a prize too

Universum Career Test

Runs October - March.

What's your career type? – take the survey and win.


Take the Universum Career Test to discover your Career Type, gain insights on how you compare to other students, and generate optimal employers based on your answers.

Universum Career Test

The aggregate data also helps universities identify the needs of their students to better improve their services. Your answers are always kept confidential, by law. 

For further inquiries or feedback, contact

Trendence survey

Runs October - January.

Take the Trendence survey because it's giving away...

  • iPad Pro (2 given away at the end of the survey period)
  • £100 Amazon cards (given away every week - 14 to give away)

Trendence wants to know what you think of your university course, which employers you like, and how you’re feeling about your future career. It uses the results to put together research reports to help universities and employers across the UK, so that they know what kind of job you want.

It only takes 15 minutes (and you can take it on your mobile!)

It’s quick, it’s convenient, and you can win massive prizes! Why wait? 

Take the Trendence survey

Bright Network research

Runs until 31 January

The What do graduates want? survey asks current undergraduates about their career options. The results also help employers identify ways in which to engage and interact with students.

In addition, there is a prize draw for participants of:

  • 1 x £500 Amazon voucher
  • 15 x £100 Amazon vouchers
  • 20 x Business book of the year

National Student Survey (NSS)

Usually runs from January to the end of April each year. 

National Student Survey

The NSS is a high profile annual census of nearly half a million final year students across the UK. It is an established survey, run independently by Ipsos MORI. The NSS produces influential Higher Education public information, giving students a powerful collective voice to help shape the future of their course and university or college. It gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on what you liked about your time at University/course as well as things that you felt could have been improved. The survey is anonymous and takes around 10 minutes to complete.

Your feedback is used to compile year on year comparative data. Results are publicly available to prospective students, their families and advisors to help make informed choices of where and what to study. The NSS results are also available through 'Key Information Sets' (KIS), which are published on the websites of universities and colleges and the Unistats website.

Freshers survey

Runs between November - January.

Prize draw of 15 x Amazon vouchers of £15 each.

This survey is administered by the University's Student & Academic Services. Eligible students will receive an email containing their personal link to the survey.

PotentialPark online talent recruitment survey

Runs 11 September to 13 December.

Since 2002, Potentialpark has conducted global research on how students and graduates search for information about jobs and employers online. Each year over 20,000 people take part. Findings are used by employers and academic institutions all over the world to improve the communication between employers, students and graduates.

  • Complete the PotentialPark survey on how you use career sites, social media and mobile technology in your job search
  • Get insights on how to improve your applications and job hunting
  • Prizes include a weekend trip to Stockholm.

Graduate Survey

Annual survey with a unique link for each year. See the Graduate Survey website for initial information.