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Record NSS Response

28 May 2012

NSS Prize

A concerted effort across the University has produced our best-ever participation level in the National Student Survey.

Some 79 per cent of Cardiff final year students took part in the Survey, surpassing last year’s 71 per cent – itself a record for Cardiff. Every School achieved a response rate of more than 70 per cent – all the more impressive considering the national average for all universities was 68 per cent.

The Survey asks students to rate their satisfaction in six key areas – teaching, assessment and feedback, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development and academic support. Survey results are vital in planning the development of University education.

This year, a major drive headed by the Registry Division, in close collaboration with the Students’ Union and the Schools, encouraged all Cardiff University students to take part. Posters, e-mails, texts and lecture announcements were all used to get the message across. There was also a prize draw for all students taking part. Simone Stedman and Emily Humphries, both of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, were the lucky winners of £500 each.

Presenting Simone and Emily with their prizes, Professor Jonathan Osmond, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Students said: “I’d like to thank colleagues in all parts of the University for their help in this year’s record result. A high response level in the National Student Survey means we have confidence in using the results to help develop and improve our education provision.

“I look forward to everyone playing their part in an even better result next year.”

The Survey results will be available from August onwards.