Student Surveys

The University participates in a number of sector wide and internal surveys which enable the University to see what is going well and what could be improved right across the student experience; detailed information can be found by following the links below.

The NSS results data are one of the factors that are used in league tables; for more information on how these data are used and what other factors contribute to league tables see the Strategic Planning and Projects webpages.

Institution-wide surveys are promoted together. See the student survey promotion webpage for information about the survey dates, promotional guidance and resources.

Code of Practice & info

The Code of Practice for Surveying University of Bristol Students outlines the principles and processes designed to ensure the University takes a strategic approach to surveying our students.

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The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual survey of all final year undergraduate students. It runs across all publicly funded higher education institutions in England, Wales, Northern Ireland & some HEIs in Scotland.  Results are published and used in league tables.

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An annual internal University survey for all non-final year undergraduate students and postgraduate taught students focused on students' academic experience (run for the first time in 2015).

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The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a UK-wide biennial survey that collects the views of current postgraduate researchers in order to target, design and evaluate work to enhance the learning experiences of students on research programmes.

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