Student Surveys

The University participates in a number of sector wide and internal surveys which enable the University to see what is going well and what could be improved right across the student experience; detailed information can be found by following the links below.

The NSS results data are one of the factors that are used in league tables; for more information on how these data are used and what other factors contribute to league tables see the Strategic Planning and Projects.

Code of Practice

The Code of Practice for Surveying University of Bristol Students outlines the principles and processes designed to ensure the University takes a strategic approach to surveying our students.

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The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual survey of all final year undergraduate students. It runs across all publicly funded higher education institutions in England, Wales, Northern Ireland & some HEIs in Scotland.  Results are published and used in league tables.

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YourBristol Survey

An annual internal University survey for all non-final year undergraduate students and postgraduate taught students focused on students' academic experience (run for the first time in 2015).

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The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is national survey which collects the views of PGRs in order to target, design and evaluate work to enhance the learning experiences of students on research programmes.

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PGT NSS Style Pilot

The Postgraduate National Student Survey was a pilot survey for PGT students run by the OfS in Apr-Aug 2019.

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COVID-19 Survey

An internal survey for all students (UG, PGT & PGR) to capture their educational and wellbeing experiences in the summer term 2020.

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