NSS 2021

About the National Student Survey

The national student survey is open to all eligible students from the Monday 8th February until Friday, 30th April 2021.  If you are eligible to take the survey you will receive an email from the national student survey in the week commencing 8th February with a link to the survey.

The survey is conducted independently by Discover Uni and asks a series of questions about your student experience.

Results are made available on the Discover Uni website where prospective students can compare different institutions and use the information to make informed decisions about where to apply. Anonymised results are also made available to the University. We value honest feedback on your experiences and use results to look at areas where we can make improvements to the experience of all students.

For more information see The Student Survey


The University is offering incentives for students who complete the NSS 2021:

  • You will be offered the chance to enter a prize draw for Amazon vouchers. There will be 10 prizes - each prize will be £400 of Amazon vouchers. The prize draw will close at midnight on the 31st March 2021 (before the end of the survey period). The winners will all be chosen at random by Ipsos-Mori and there is no way the University can link your details with your survey response.
  • For each response submitted the University will make a £1 donation to charity. This will be done automatically throughout the whole survey period and will be split between the following four charities, as chosen by students: 

Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel. They work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services.

Barnabus is a Manchester-based homeless charity that offers physical, emotional and spiritual support to help people back into mainstream society. Services include a support centre open 5 days a week offering help with benefits, accommodation referrals, access to medical support including mental health services and recovery groups, and access to food, clothing, and showers.

FareShare is the UK's largest food distribution charity, helping to support organisations such as breakfast clubs, community centres, homeless hostels and refuge support organisations.

Assist Withington is a charity based in Withington that works to support older people in the local community of Withington (and parts of Fallowfield and Didsbury). They provide a range of support services and activities for older people designed to help them continue to live independent, active and fulfilling lives as well as support services including telephone and in-person befriending services.


For further information please contact studentexperience@manchester.ac.uk

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