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Have your say: complete the National Student Survey

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The National Student Survey (NSS) is open from 8 January until 30 April 2024 for final year undergraduates. This is your best chance to share your honest opinion on your entire degree experience at King’s. It is easy to complete and only takes 10 minutes on average. By completing the survey, you will help shape the experiences of current and future students.

If you choose to complete the survey before 29 February, you could win one of 30 free graduation packages which includes free tickets for you and your guests, free gown hire, and free professional photography! You could also claim your free ForeverKing’s merchandise if you complete the survey at one of our Completion Hubs.

Keep reading for more details about the survey, why it’s important, and the incentives on offer.

What is the NSS?

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a survey of all final year undergraduates in the UK and it gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses. The survey is conducted by Ipsos, an independent research agency. It is commissioned by the Office for Students (OfS) on behalf of the UK funding and regulatory bodies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Why does the NSS matter?

The NSS matters because it makes a tangible difference to the experience students have at university. By completing the survey, you can make it clear what you have enjoyed about your experience at King’s and what you think could have made it better. Last year, over 4,000 King’s students shared their opinion. Your opinion is incredibly important to us, and we value the time you take sharing your thoughts.

As a result of previous feedback from the NSS we have been able to improve various aspects of our students’ experience, including:  

  • Scrapping the Cap, which reduced the penalty applied to late coursework submissions. 
  • Improving our Mitigating Circumstances process, making evidence requirements more clear and proportionate. 
  • Reducing our average counselling wait times from over 21 days in 2021-22 to under two weeks.  
  • Enhancing our careers and employability support – we now offer Shortlist.me (a free video interview service) and CareerSet (a comprehensive CV checker powered by AI), which support your employability journey.  

 

You can read more about how King’s and KCLSU are using student feedback to improve and enhance the experience of our students on our website.

Win a Free Graduation Package

By entering our prize draw, you could win one of 30 free graduation packages which includes free guest tickets, free gown hire, and free professional photography, which you will otherwise have to pay for if you attend graduation. You must enter the prize draw before it closes at midnight on 29 February 2024.

Winners will be announced by 8 March 2024.

Claim your free ForeverKing’s merchandise

If you complete the survey at one of our Completion Hubs, you can claim your free ForeverKing’s goodie bag, consisting of a tote bag, water bottle and keyring, courtesy of our alumni team (while stocks last). We have 3500 sets to give away and have booked the following computer rooms across our four campuses where you can complete the survey.

Campus

Day

Date

Start

Finish

Location

Guy's

Tues

28-Feb

11am

3pm

The Shed & New Hunts House G.10

Guy's

Mon

25-Mar

11am

3pm

The Shed

Guy's

Thurs

28-Mar

11am

3pm

The Shed

Strand

Mon

26-Feb

11am

3pm

Outside Maughan Library

Strand

Mon

11-Mar

11am

3pm

Chapters Café

Strand

Thurs

14-Mar

11am

3pm

The Shack

Strand

Tues

19-Mar

11:30am

3pm

Outside Maughan Library

Strand

Thurs

21-Mar

11:30am

3pm

Outside Maughan Library

Waterloo

Tues

27-Feb

11am

3pm

Outside Franklin-Wilkins Library & FWB 2.84

Waterloo

Mon

04-Mar

11am

3pm

Outside Franklin-Wilkins Library

Waterloo

Thurs

07-Mar

11am

3pm

Outside Franklin-Wilkins Library

 

Already completed the survey? Come along to one of our Completion Hubs and show your confirmation of submission email received when you complete the survey and claim your merchandise. Questions?

If you have any questions about the NSS, read the Frequently Asked Questions. Still got questions? Contact us at studentsurveys@kcl.ac.uk