The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual survey of final year undergraduates at UK Higher and Further Education Institutions.  It was first run in 2005 and is carried out by Ipsos Mori, commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

The survey asks respondents to rate the extent to which they agree with a number of statements on a scale of 1 - 5, where 5 denotes definite agreement.  There are 23 questions, grouped into eight categories. The percentages answering “Mostly Agree” or “Definitely Agree” in each question category in 2016 for Imperial and the sector are shown below:

Question categoryImperial 2016Sector Average 2016Imperial's 2016 rank in the HE sector*
 Teaching (Q1-4)  85  87  109th
 Assessment and Feedback (Q5-9)  62  73  151st
 Academic Support (Q10-12)  77  82  141st
 Organisation and Management (Q13-15)  78  79  78th
 Learning Resources (Q16-18)  92  86  11th
 Personal Development (Q19-21)  80  83  130th
 Students' Union (Q23)  71  68  56th
 Overall (Q22)  83  86  114th
*Out of 157 Higher Education Institutions. Rank excludes Further Education Colleges and Alternative Providers.
Summary of the table's contents

In addition to the 23 questions, there are boxes at the end of the survey allowing students to provide positive or negative comments about their experiences as a student.

Click here to see more information on the College’s outcomes for NSS 2016 , or use the links above to view outcomes for previous years.