Have Your Say through either the NSS or UKES surveys
We want to create the very best experience for you, our students, and to do this it is important that we continue to evolve and enhance the learning environment that we provide. Over the past year we have gathered some really useful feedback from you, through surveys, focus groups and via your student reps.
We now encourage you to have your say through either the NSS survey or UKES survey, open for University of Birmingham undergraduate students from today until Saturday 30 April. Both surveys are independently run and, therefore, confidential.
About the NSS
The National Student Survey (NSS) is sent to eligible final year undergraduates and presents an opportunity to reflect on your experiences at University. It is run by the Office for Students, an independent regulator of higher education, and Ipsos MORI, an independent market research company who manage the survey.
Eligible students will receive an email from Ipsos MORI with a personalised link to the survey. You will continue to receive regular email reminders from Ipsos MORI (and telephone calls) until you’ve completed it or choose to opt out.
About the UKES
The UK Engagement Survey (UKES) is an annual national survey open to non-final year undergraduates which helps universities understand how their students learn and helps you, as students, get the best value out of your studies. It is co-ordinated by Advance HE on behalf of UK universities, and all responses are treated as strictly confidential.
UKES will feed directly into changes to teaching and learning here at the University of Birmingham which will benefit you before you graduate.
You can head to Canvas and check out the UKES FAQs page for more information.
Sounds good, how do I make my voice heard?
Although not compulsory, this is a great opportunity for you to share your honest feedback on what it has been like to study on your course. You can help us to understand what you most value and enjoy about your university experience, and tell us what you recommend should be improved.
Keep an eye on your inbox to find out how to have your say.
To find out more about each survey, visit our Student Surveys intranet page.
During the next few weeks your School and Department will also be promoting the completion of the NSS and UKES and providing further information.
Your feedback really does help make a difference in shaping student experience and we hope you will take part in either the NSS or UKES this year.