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National Student Survey 2012

About the National Student Survey

Now in its seventh year, the National Student Survey (NSS) gives final-year BA students across the UK the opportunity to express their views on key aspects of their learning experience at their home universities.

The NSS is commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and is conducted by an independent body, Ipsos-Mori.

The survey consists of 23 questions grouped into a number of categories with space at the end for free text comments. All responses are anonymised. 

What happens to the results

Results of the survey are made available to prospective students, to Higher Education regulatory bodies and to the general public, and are published by Unistats and by the national press.

It is therefore important to take the survey seriously and to provide a response that you have carefully thought through.

The survey will open on 16 JANUARY 2012.

Completing the survey will only take a few minutes.

You will find the survey online at: (this link will not work until the survey opens).

What last year’s students thought

96% of Film Studies students were satisfied with the quality of the teaching on their degree programme

94% of Film Studies students were satisfied with the overall quality of their degree programme

What happened as a result

Assessment and feedback are still high on the College’s agenda this year: Professor Eeva Leinonen (VP Education) and Professor Paul Blackmore (KLI) led a College-wide review of assessment and feedback in 2011-2012. The College now has guidelines on the timing of feedback on assessed work and the quality of feedback students should expect.

The School and its student representatives have been working together to produce a set of recommendations for full implementation by September 2012 to ensure uniformity of good practice in how assessment and feedback are managed across the different departments of Arts and Humanities.

Timetabling is also high on the College’s agenda. In conjunction with the central timetabling team, the School has approached a fully co-ordinated schedule for the timetabling process for 2012.

The School Education Committee has also updated its guidelines on the role of the personal tutor, clarifying both the tutor’s and the tutee’s responsibilities to ensure the continued provision of good pastoral care in every department in the School.

If you have any questions please contact:

Sarah Cooper, Chair of School Education Committee,

Kate Marshall, Senior Administrative Officer (Student Experience and Education),

KCLSU, or 020 7848 1588

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