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National Student Survey

Welcome to the National Student Survey Home Page. This site includes some papers prepared for the Steering Committee, some analysis of the findings of the pilot and some background documents and pointers to resources. The documents available on this site are listed under the following headings:

  • Reports - items relating to the pilot National Student Survey
  • HEFCE Dissemination Events - 17th and 20th November 2003.
  • HEFCE Resources - reports and circulars produced by HEFCE relating to the National Student Survey.

Queries about the National Student Survey should be addressed to John Slater, NSS Coordinator (j.b.slater@open.ac.uk).

 

Reports

Interim results of the 2003 pilot showing overall scores and some examples comparing different institutions within subject areas. This document was prepared by HEFCE and the National Student Survey Project Team in January 2004.

Interim results of student feedback from the 2003 National Student Survey pilot [word, 214kb]

An interim report on the 2003 pilot survey, prepared by HEFCE and the NSS Project Team at the Open University in November 2003:

Interim report on the 2003 pilot survey and outline of issues for future implementation [pdf, 160kb]

Findings from the 2003 National Student Survey Pilot Project, written by John T.E. Richardson of the Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University

Findings from the 2003 National Student Survey Pilot Project [pdf, 308kb]

To view the .pdf documents you need to use a PDF file viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. This can be downloaded from the Adobe websites.

Consultation
A paper produced by the Pilot National Student Survey Team outlining the methodologies used during the project and detailing the possible costs involved in the National Student Survey. This should be read in conjunction with HEFCE Consultation document 2004/22 which can be found here: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/Pubs/hefce/2004/04_22/
Responses to the consultation should be addressed to HEFCE no later than Friday 25th June 2004.

NSS Methodologies and Returns [pdf, 52k]

 

HEFCE Disseminatation Events

Discussion group summary notes [word, 35kb]

National student survey - Alan Dordoy [powerpoint, 63kb]

Experiences from the Pilot - Jane Wilson and John Slater [powerpoint, 85kb]

Pilot from an institutional perspective - Queen's University Belfast [powerpoint, 267kb]

Future development of the survey - Alice Frost [powerpoint, 146kb]

 

HEFCE Resources

National Student Survey 2005 Consultation document

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/Pubs/hefce/2004/04_22/

Background documents to the National Student Survey:

Information on quality and standards of teaching and learning [Proposals for consultation - HEFCE 01/66 (2001)]

Information on quality and standards in higher education [Final report of the Task Group - HEFCE 02/15 (2002)]

Final report from the consultants commissioned by the Student Feedback Project Steering Group to scope and design the National Student Survey:

Collecting and using student feedback on quality and standards in learning and teaching in HE [CHERI, SQW & NOP (May 2003)]

Accompanied by the final report from the Student Feedback Project Steering Group

HEFCE circular letters relating to the progress of the National Student Survey:

Information on quality and standards: pilot of recommendations from the Cooke report [HEFCE 04/2003 (February 2003)]

Invitation to participate in the pilot if the National Student Survey [HEFCE 12/2003 (May 2003)]

National Student Survey: administration [HEFCE 22/2003 (July 2003]

Final guidance on the teaching quality information proposed in HEFCE publication 02/15:

Information on quality and standards in higher education [Final guidance - HEFCE 03/51 (2003)]