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2019 National Student Survey

What is the National Student Survey?

The 2019 NSS is the 14th national survey of final year undergraduate students. Conducted annually it is commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and independently run by Ipsos MORI. Universities, colleges and alternative providers take part in the survey.

When does the survey run?

The 2019 survey is now closed. Thank you to all those students who completed it. You’ve provided valuable feedback about your course and helped to raise £13,962 for Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity.

Why should you complete the survey?

  • It's your opportunity to rate the quality of your overall University experience.
  • Your satisfaction scores are publically available to prospective students, their families and advisors to compare courses and make informed decisions of where and what to study.
  • Your feedback and comments help the University keep what's good and make improvements for the future generation of students.

How to complete the survey

Final year students will receive emails from Ipsos Mori and the University containing a link to the survey. Alternatively you can also complete the survey

  • at your course completion session or at your faculty events - your tutors will give you details of these
  • via the pop up prompt when you log into your student account
  • by going direct to the survey at

You will need your student ID to log onto the survey. If you have problems completing the survey email

Make a difference

We will use your feedback to improve areas that are important to you and will be valued by future students. Feedback from previous students has helped the University to provide

  • improvements to assessment and feedback
  • clear and accessible assessment results through My Student Record
  • access to specialist support services through Hallam Help and the Students' Union Advice Centre
  • academic advisors for all students
  • investment in the University's estate to provide excellent teaching and social spaces
  • 24/7 opening of the libraries
  • the Hallam Award which recognises skills developed through extra-curricular activities.
  • student nominated inspirational teaching awards

Find out more about how your student feedback makes a real difference.

2018 National Student Survey results

Thank you to all our students who took the time to complete the survey. Your feedback and comments help the University keep what's good and make improvements for the future generation of students.

Top 35 for student satisfaction

The 2018 results put us as one of the top 35 universities in the country.

86 per cent of our students are satisfied with the quality of their course, a one per cent increase on last year.

Nearly 60 of the University's courses achieved an overall satisfaction of more than 90%, with 15 courses securing 100%.

The NSS results follow the University’s inclusion within the top 10 European universities for both student engagement and environment by the Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018.

In addition the University has moved up 15 places in the recent Guardian University Guide 2019.

Sheffield Hallam's vision is to become the world's leading applied university, transforming lives and creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

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