NSS - It's Not Over Yet!

April 10, 2017

The National Student Survey (NSS) has just a few weeks left before it closes. The University needs feedback from students, and the NSS – which is probably your final chance to do so – is the most important feedback tool of all.

Prizes you can win this year:

  1. NEW for 2017: the University will pay the Students’ Union to organise a celebration event for students of the Schools…
    • which had the highest percentage response rate by the 28th February (won by the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work, which narrowly overtook the School of Care Sciences in a last-minute sprint)
    • which will have the highest percentage response rate by the 30th April (The race is still on!)

The Race

Here’s the state of the race as of Friday, 7th April:

Education, Early Years and Social Work: 81%; Computing and Mathematics: 77%; Art and Design: 77%; Care Sciences: 75%; Psychology and Therapeutic Studies: 75%; Music and Performance: 74%; Law and Finance: 74%; Media: 73%; Humanities and Social Sciences: 73%; Applied Science: 72%; Business School: 72%; Engineering: 70%; Health, Sport and Professional Practice: 66%

Well done, Education, Early Years & Social Work students. At this rate, the school may well the prize for the second round as well as the one they’ve already won for the first round!

Meanwhile, Health, Sport and Professional Practice students are limping on in last place. Oh dear.

Fill in the NSS, encourage your coursemates, and spread the word! If you want to party, help your School top the league!

The Back Of The Queue

The NSS only publishes results for courses where the number of submissions is at least 10 and at least 50% of eligible students. If fewer students fill in the survey, the results are not published.

The majority of courses have now successfully crossed that threshold, some haven’t yet. Here are the courses which are still falling short, and the number of survey submissions that are required for the NSS results to be published:

Course School NSS Response Shortfall
BA (HONS) CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE Humanities and Social Sciences 3
BA (HONS) PERFORMING ARTS Music and Performance 1
BA Business Studies Business School 1
BA Creative and Professional Writing Humanities and Social Sciences 1
BA Photography Art and Design 1
Bachelor of Midwifery Care Sciences 1
BEng Mechanical Engineering Engineering 2
BSc Civil Engineering Engineering 3
BSc Computer Security Computing and Maths 1
BSc Computing Computing and Maths 2
BSc Forensic Chemistry Applied Science 2
BSc Geology Applied Science 1
BSc Lighting Design and Technology Engineering 9
BSc Live Event Technology Engineering 1
BSc Natural History Applied Science 2
BSc Pharmaceutical Science Applied Science 1
BSc Sociology with Criminology Humanities and Social Sciences 1
BSc Sound Technology Music and Performance 1
Foundation Degree Animal Health and Welfare Applied Science 1
Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development Health, Sport and Professional Practiice 5
Foundation Degree Creative Industries (Film and Video) Media 1
Foundation Degree in Psychology Psychology and Therapeutic Studies 1
Foundation Degree Rugby Coaching and Development Health, Sport and Professional Practiice 1
Higher National Diploma Animal Studies Applied Science 2
HND Information Communication Technology Computing and Maths 2
HND Mechanical Engineering Engineering 3
ICAEW Law and Finance 5
MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Engineering 1

It’s literally up to one or two students on most of these courses! If you’re in your final year, don’t miss out on your chance to contribute!

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