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National Student Survey

What is the National Student Survey?

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 at Salford as well as things that they feel could have been improved.

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

The survey opens from January to April each year and the results are made publicly available the following August through the Unistats website.

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 Salford;
  • 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;

You can take a look at the questions you'll be asked in the survey here and once you've completed the main survey you will have the option to answer some questions we'd like to ask you that are specific to Salford.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to be heard at Salford when you are offered your chance to take part.

What happens with the results?

The NSS results are made publicly available every August to help prospective students, their families and advisors make informed decisions of where and what to study. Institutions and supporting 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.

You can take a look at the data from previous surveys at


If you have any questions about the NSS, please visit or contact the student helpline at Ipsos MORI directly at