• NSS 2019
  • The National Student Survey (NSS) 2019 is now closed.

    Thank you to all those who took part in this year's survey.

  • 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.

    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 on Wednesday 3 July.
    • For every Brookes student who completed 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.