National Student Survey (NSS) 2023

The National Student Survey (NSS) 2023 will be live at Empire College London on 16 January 2023. The survey is open to eligible final-year undergraduates, who can complete it at

What is the NSS?

The NSS is the largest UK wide annual survey aimed at final year undergraduates in the UK. The survey provides you with an opportunity to give their honest opinions on what you liked about your course at Empire College London as well as things that you feel could have been improved.

The survey is administered by Ipsos, an independent market research agency on behalf of the UK Higher Education funding and regulatory bodies, so your responses remain anonymous to your university or college at all times.

You will be asked a series of single choice questions relating to various aspects of your course such as teaching, marking and assessment, and learning resources. You may also be given the opportunity to provide comments on your overall student experience at your university/college. Students may also be asked additional questions about healthcare, allied health and clinical practice placements questions, optional questions specific to their course and  college and about where/how they found out about the NSS.

Why should I take part?

  • The NSS provides you with the opportunity to provide honest feedback on your student experience;
  • Your opinions will be used to improve the student experience at Empire College London;
  • The feedback you submit is taken very seriously and informs the quality assurance system with regards to teaching quality;

Results are published and used by prospective students, their families and advisors to make decisions on what and where to study through course comparison websites like Discover Uni.

More information about the NSS is available at:

What happens with the results?

The NSS results are published to help prospective students, their families and advisors make informed decisions of where and what to study. This is available on Discover Uni.

Universities/colleges and supporting Student Unions also use the data to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and bring about change to improve the experience for future generations of students.

Inappropriate influence

A student guide on inappropriate influence sets out what the NSS is and how it is promoted by HE providers. The guide details what may constitute inappropriate influence and the types of promotion universities and colleges are, or are not, allowed to undertake. It provides details on the help and support available to you – if you feel you are being or have been influenced in how to respond to the survey, along with the process in place to investigate allegations of inappropriate influence and what happens in case of a breach of guidance.

More information on the student guide on inappropriate influence is available at:

Your Views, Your NSS at Empire College London.