2012 NSS and LJMU Student Survey launched

22 January 2012

AHve your say! 2012 National Student Survey and LJMU Student SurveyLJMU is inviting all undergraduate students, not just final year students, to give the University feedback on what it's like to study here.

Since 2004, final year students have been able to do this through the National Student Survey (NSS), which is administered by Ipsos Mori. In 2011, over 65% of final year students completed the NSS giving LJMU a clear mandate on where improvements could be made as well as highlighting what’s working well across the institution.

We are again asking Level 4 and Level 5 students to complete the LJMU Student Survey, which 'mirrors' the questions asked in the NSS. This year we have also decided to include additional questions exploring further aspects of course delivery and assessment.

Student feedback is vital to the success of LJMU’s teaching and learning strategy and to ensure we offer students the facilities and support services they need to achieve their full potential while at LJMU. Responses from both surveys will be used to help formulate action plans for change across the University. Click here to see the guidance issued to students.

Staff involvement at programme and module level has been central to our reporting back to students how we have responded to the feedback they have given us in previous surveys.

This year it is even more vital that as many final year students as possible complete the NSS so that the results paint an accurate picture of what it’s like to study at LJMU.

The NSS is part of the revised system of quality assurance for higher education, which has replaced subject review by the QAA, and is designed to run alongside the QAA institutional review to generate more detailed public information about teaching quality.

The results of the 2012 survey will be made publicly available in the following ways:

  • Alongside each of our undergraduate course fact files via a Key Information Set (KIS) 'widget' or small graphic with three pieces of information from the KIS specifically relating to that course.
  • On a new official website that will enable potential applicants to search and compare KIS for similiar courses offered by different UK universities. The current Unistats site will close in September 2012, when this new website is launched.
  • On the redeveloped UCAS course search tool (Course Finder), which will incorporate KIS data.

Launch date

Both the NSS and the LJMU Student Survey were 'launched' on Monday 23 January.

Ipsos MORI emailed final year students inviting them to complete the NSS while Mott MacDonald, the independent research company managing the LJMU student survey, contacted first and second year students.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Weatherill, also emailed every undergraduate on Monday 23 January, further emphasising the importance of student feedback to the University.

Prize draw and print credits

Every final year student who completes the NSS online by 29 February 2012 will be automatically entered into a Prize Draw. Ten prizes of £100 are available.

All final year students who complete the NSS online will also receive £3 print credits.

Closing dates

The LJMU Student Survey for Level 4 (1st year) and Level 5 (2nd year) students will close on Monday 20 February.

The NSS for final year students will close on 30 April. For more information, go to www.thestudentsurvey.com



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