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  • The National Student Survey (NSS) 2022 is now open!

    You can take part by visiting www.thestudentsurvey.com

  • What is the NSS?

    The National Student Survey (NSS) is a nationally recognised annual survey of mostly final year undergraduates in the UK. The survey provides students with an opportunity to give their honest opinions on what they liked about their time on their course as well as things that could have been improved.

    The survey is administered by Ipsos MORI, an independent market research agency, so responses remain anonymous at all times.

    What happens next?

    • Ipsos MORI, the independent market research agency who administered the survey on behalf of the Office for Students will analyse and process the collected data and results will be publicly released
    • Your anonymous feedback highlights areas where the University is doing well and where we could be doing better. This is then used to make improvements to the student experience at Oxford Brookes
    • For every Brookes student who completes the NSS, the University will make a £3 donation to three local charities – Oxfordshire Youth, Stop the Hate, and Dressability – and donations will be split equally amongst them.

    What happens with the results?

    The NSS results are made publicly available to help prospective students, their families and advisors make informed decisions of where and what to study. Institutions and students’ unions also use the data to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses to bring about change and enhancements to improve the learning experience for future generations of students.

  • Oxford Brookes has been participating in the NSS since its inception in 2005. As a result of listening to what former students had to say, a number of changes have been made including:

    • improving access to, as well as the range, of e-books in our libraries
    • introducing better value meal options at our catering outlets
    • regularly reviewing our curricula from an equality, diversity and inclusivity perspective
    • developing connections with local employers so that we can now offer more work opportunities within the curriculum.