• NSS 2019
  • Have your say on the student experience at Oxford Brookes

    Take part in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

    Students who are eligible to take part in the survey can complete it now at www.thestudentsurvey.com

  • What is the NSS?

    The 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.

    Why should I take part?

    • The NSS provides you with the opportunity to provide honest feedback on your student experience
    • Your feedback will be used to improve the student experience at Oxford Brookes
    • The results are taken very seriously and inform the quality assurance system with regards to teaching quality
    • Results are used by prospective students, their families and advisors to make decisions on what and where to study
    • For every Brookes student who completes the NSS, the University will make a £3 donation to four local charities – OSARCC (Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre), Homeless Oxford, Restore, and Prospect Hospice – 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:

    • Working with Brookes Union, we have introduced online submission across the University - no more dissertation printing!
    • We’ve invested in mental health training for hall wardens and promoted Mental Health Day.
    • We’ve made our campuses more sustainable and environmentally friendly by introducing wooden cutlery and paper straws and reducing plastic waste.

    These are just a few examples and you can find more on our dedicated Your Voice, Your Brookes webpages.