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3 What is the NSS? The National Student Survey (NSS) is a national survey, which gathers opinions from final year undergraduates on the quality of their courses. Aimed at current students, the survey asks undergraduates to provide honest feedback on what it has been like to study their course.

4 What is the NSS? There are 23 core questions, relating to your student experience: Teaching on my Course Assessment and Feedback Academic Support Organisation and Management Learning Resources Personal Development Overall Satisfaction Satisfaction with the Students' Union

5 Why Complete the NSS? The NSS is an independent survey and as such the results provide valuable information to further improve the education and services they provide. Institutions and Students' Unions use the data internally to identify areas of strengths & weaknesses to help create change and bring about enhancements to improve the student experience for current students as well as prospective students.

6 Why Complete the NSS? On the basis of past NSS Results the Union has: Invested £450,000 in refurbishing Park SU Made Sports Clubs COMPLETELY FREE – we are 1 of only 2 Universities in the UK to do so Employed Student Voice Coordinator & organised Rep Conference to enhance representation

7 Why Complete the NSS? The University has: Enhanced teacher student communications including continuing improvements to contact time and with the Personal Tutor support system. Improvements to feedback systems and methods of assessment. Improved support measures such as personal tutorial sessions and enhanced induction programmes. Made further timetable improvements and explored course content and design with the students’ voice having input to the future development of the curriculum. Provided additional study opportunities to develop key skills and offered enhanced careers support.

8 Why Complete the NSS? The University has: Extended library opening hours to 24/5 throughout the term. Improved off-site links to e-journals and books. Introduced text alert system for students to inform staff of disruption in silent areas. Use of comments made through NILE to inform staff development for e-learning. Looking at ways to increase the number of seats in the library where possible. Reviewing the workflow from book return to reappearance on the shelves to make improvements.

9 How Do I Complete the NSS? All eligible students are emailed an invitation to complete the survey when it opens in January. It takes about five minutes to complete the NSS and provides you a platform by which to make your voice heard. Your responses to the survey are strictly confidential, and all responses are anonymised to ensure individuals cannot be identified.

10 What Do I Get For Completing the NSS? All respondents to the NSS receive a FREE tall, standard, hot, Starbucks beverage which you can redeem from Avenue Students’ Union or Pavilion on Park Campus with a print out of your confirmation webpage or email.

11 What Do I Get For Completing the NSS? All respondents will be entered into a prize draw to win £500 in travel vouchers from STA Travel. You can use these vouchers to book flights, tours, hotels – anything!

12 What Do I Get For Completing the NSS? When handing in your printed confirmation to Avenue SU or Pavilion you’ll ALSO be entered into 1 of 5 prize draws being held throughout the term to win £100 cash! Keep an eye out on Facebook to see who has won!

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