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 27 questions, grouped into 9 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 2017Sector Average 2017
 Teaching  84%  85%
 Learning Opportunities  82%  84%
 Assessment and Feedback  65%  73%
 Academic Support  77%  80%
 Organisation and Management  78%  75%
 Learning Resources  88%  85%
 Learning Community  79%  77%
 Student Voice  76%  69%
 Overall  84%  84%
Summary of the table's contents

In addition to the 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 2017 , or use the links above to view outcomes for previous years.