The 2020 National Student Survey (NSS) is now closed.
The NSS is a UK-wide annual survey that gets sent to a random selection of undergraduate students.
They are usually in their final year, although at the OU, this may vary slightly – for example, recipients might be studying a level 3 module but not yet be in their final year of study.
National Student Survey feedback provides The Open University with important insights that we actively use to improve the student experience. Find out what changes we've made based on student feedback from surveys.
The survey is administered by the independent market research agency Ipsos MORI on behalf of the UK Higher Education Funding Bodies and Regulator.
The NSS results are made publicly available to help prospective students, their families and advisors make informed decisions about where and what to study.
Both The Open University and The Open University Students Association actively use the results to improve the student experience.
Data from previous surveys are available via Unistats.
The survey was open to a random sample of undergraduate students. If you were not approached to respond to the NSS but would still like to comment on your experience of studying with the OU, find out how to have your say.
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