National Student Survey

NSS 2017 logoThe National Student Survey 2021 will launch at GCU on Thursday 11th February 2021!

Complete the survey online by 31st March 2021 and you could win up to £300 cash!*

You can complete the survey online by visiting

What is the National Student Survey?

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an independent, UK-wide initiative carried out by market research firm Ipsos MORI. You are eligible for the NSS if you are a final year undergraduate or in your fourth year of a flexible part-time programme.

You can find more information on the NSS website.

What will I be asked in the NSS?

There are a number of core questions, relating to aspects of your experience such as the teaching on your course, assessment & feedback, academic support and a number of other key areas.

You are also given the opportunity to give positive and/or negative comments on your overall learning experience at the end of the questionnaire.

What happens with my feedback?

Your feedback will be passed on, anonymously, to the University to help us identify how we can continue to enhance the student experience at GCU. NSS results are also aggregated and made publicly available to help prospective students make informed decisions about what and where to study.

Your privacy comes first

We take your information privacy very seriously. All responses to student surveys are strictly confidential and are anonymised for reporting purposes. Reports will be in aggregate format and no individual will be identifiable. All surveys strictly follow the University's Data Protection guidelines.

Ipsos MORI, the external company that runs the NSS, also adheres to their own Privacy & Data Protection policy.

Got a question?

Contact for surveys or data privacy answers.

*Prize draw terms and conditions:

One prize of £300 and three prizes of £100 each will be awarded to students who enter the online survey prize draw before midnight on 31 March 2021. Winners will be selected at random by Ipsos MORI and notified by email by the University no later than 30 April 2021. The prize draw results will be announced in the student newsletter and other communications as appropriate by 31 May 2021.