[Shannen Rock | Editor in Chief]
The National Student Survey (NSS) 2015 closes on Thursday 30th April. This is your opportunity to give your opinions on what you liked about your time on your course at the University of Hertfordshire, as well as things that you felt could have been improved.
What is the NSS?
It is a high profile annual census of nearly half a million which gives final year students across the UK, which gives students a powerful collective voice to help shape the future of both their course and university or college.
What will the NSS ask me?
The questions allow you to provide feedback on a range of topics, relating to your learning experience. There is space at the end for any positive and/or negative comments you have about your experience if you wish to expand on anything. Make sure you write your thoughts down and let the University of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire Students’ Union know!
Who benefits from the NSS?
Feedback from the NSS is really important for current students as the feedback provides a clear picture of what the learning experience was like for those completing their course in that year. Institutions and students’ unions examine the anonymised NSS data internally to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. This information can be used to help effect changes designed to enhance or improve the student experience for both current and prospective students.
The feedback is also important for prospective students as the NSS results are made publicly available to help prospective students make informed decisions about where and what to study. The National Union of Students (NUS) fully supports the NSS and sees it as an opportunity for students to shape the future of higher education.
How can I get involved?
You can complete the NSS online or via a mobile device at thestudentsurvey.com at any time before the 30th April. The success of the NSS depends on your feedback so please set aside 10 minutes to get involved. For each completed survey the university will also donate £1 to Hertfordshire Students’ Union’s chosen RAG charities.
Your responses are anonymised so please feel free to provide your genuine perceptions of your experience at Hertfordshire.
Don’t forget to reflect on your whole student experience at Hertfordshire and complete the National Student Survey at your earliest opportunity- the more people who respond, the more we can ensure a truly representative view of your experience at the University of Hertfordshire.