National Student Survey

The annual National Student Survey (NSS) asks final-year undergraduate students across the UK to rate their university experience.

The survey is run on behalf of the UK government and is used to assess the quality of a student's degree as a whole. If Sussex students decide to take part, they should think back over their three years at university when responding.

It is conducted by the external polling company Ipsos-MORI. All the personal contact with Sussex students, e.g. by phone or email, is carried out by them, not the University.

Sussex, like other UK universities, is required to take part.

Both the University and the Students’ Union believe that the NSS is a worthwhile exercise.

By giving a few minutes, Sussex finalists help to inform students who plan to enter university about the quality of their course (and Sussex) and help them to decide what and where to study.

The 2015 survey is running at Sussex from 19 January until the end of April.

More than 2,100 Sussex finalists - around 71% of those who were eligible - took part in the 2014 survey. The 2014 NSS results were published in August 2014.

2014 results

85% of Sussex students are happy with their university experience.

Read the results in full.


For information about how the survey is promoted at Sussex, contact the central internal communications team: E or T ext. 8888.

For information on how the NSS results are used at Sussex, contact James Bluring, Data and Management Information Co-ordinator: E