National Student Survey

National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS):-

  • is a large-scale survey of students almost all universities in the UK.
  • gives final year undergraduates at Glasgow the chance to tell us how they rate their academic experience.
  • is conducted by Ipsos MORI (an independent market research agency).

The University of Glasgow has participated in the NSS since 2006.

Student Satisfaction

The 2013 NSS results show that 89% of our final year undergraduate students are satisfied with their experience, and in some subjects this rises to 100%. Final year students continued to highlight particular satisfaction with: Teaching on my course and Learning Resources.

The results also identified key areas where we can do better: in particular, Assessment and Feedback, and Organisation and Management. The University has made a concerted effort to make students’ experience better in these areas and we have seen some improvement in the level of student satisfaction (see below) over the past few years.  Both areas will continue to be a priority for the University. 

You can find the latest 2013 results and compare results for different universities at:

Reports and Responses

The NSS 2013 Report can be found here:

Each College analyses results from the National Student Survey, compiles actions and reports on activity in response to previous surveys.

The College action plans are available:

NSS 2014 - Information for Staff

The 2014 National Student Survey will launch in the University on Monday 20 January 2014. A number of key documents and resources are available to assist Schools and Colleges as follows:

Key documents



These resources will be available from the Senate Office week beginning 13 January 2014: