National Student Survey 2023

The National Student Survey 2023 is now closed

Thank you to all Oxford Brookes students who took part in NSS 2023. Your opinions matter and can lead to real change within the University.

The University has pledged to donate £3 to local charities for each submission, meaning you have helped shape the future of Brookes and supported some great causes.

What is the NSS?

The NSS is a nationally recognised annual survey of mostly final-year undergraduates in the UK. The survey gives students the chance to offer their honest opinions on what they liked about their course, as well as things that could have been improved.

The survey is run by Ipsos, an independent market research agency, on behalf of the Office for Students, and responses remain anonymous at all times. Taking part is voluntary.

What happens next?

The NSS results are made publicly available to help future students, their families and advisers to make informed decisions about where and what to study. 

Your anonymous feedback highlights areas where the University is doing well and where we could be doing better. This information is used to make improvements to the student experience at Oxford Brookes.

Our charity donation

For every Brookes student who completes the NSS, the University will make a £3 donation split equally among three local charities: Stop Hate UK, Oxford Food Hub and FoodCycle Swindon.

Your feedback makes a difference

Image of student featuring NSS logo and 'Your views, your NSS' strapline

Oxford Brookes has been taking part in the NSS since it launched in 2005. We listen carefully to our students' feedback, and together we have made a number of changes including:

  • improving access to, as well as the range of, e-books and journals in our libraries
  • returning to an all-year timetable to help students plan caring and work responsibilities
  • regularly reviewing our curricula from an equality, diversity and inclusion perspective
  • enhancing important webpages on fees and funding and student support services
  • developing connections with local employers to offer more work opportunities within the curriculum.