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2020 National Student Survey (NSS)

What is the National Student Survey?

The 2020 NSS is the 15th national survey of mostly final year undergraduate students. Conducted annually it is commissioned by the Office for Students and independently run by Ipsos MORI. Universities, colleges and alternative providers take part in the survey.

When does the survey run?

The survey is available nationally from Monday 6 January 2020 and will be launched at the University on Monday 27 January. The survey will close at midnight on Thursday 30 April.

Why should you complete the survey?

  • The NSS provides you with the opportunity to provide honest feedback on your entire student experience.
  • The results are taken very seriously and your feedback and comments help the University keep what's good about your course and make improvements for the future generation of students.
  • Results are used by prospective students, their families and advisors to make decisions on what and where to study. 

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 thestudentsurvey.com

You will need your student ID to log onto the survey. If you have problems completing the survey email NSS@shu.ac.uk

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.





2019 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 20 for teaching

The 2019 results put us as one of the top 20 universities in the country. 86 per cent of our students are satisfied with the quality of their course. Nearly 50 of the University's courses achieved an overall satisfaction of more than 90%, with 10 courses securing 100%.

In addition the University has moved up 15 places in the recent Guardian University Guide 2020.

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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