The latest National Student Survey (NSS) released today, shows that satisfaction with the Union has improved from 69% to 72%.

We are happy to announce that this rise in score means that the Union has jumped up 12 spaces in the union rankings within the Student Survey table.

While we are pleased with this improvement, we recognise this is just a starting point and a lot of work still needs to be done to put us where we want to be as one of the top five unions in the country.

In response to the results, Union President, Ben Franklin said:

“I’m really excited by the 3% increase – hopefully we can improve by even more with all the changes we’re making this year to our democratic structure and to the image of the Students’ Union. We’ve proven now that we’re capable of incremental improvement, so I’m looking forward to seeing how much we can make next year’s results better.”

About the NSS

All final year students at participating Universities are asked to fill in the survey, though it is still voluntary to complete it. There are 23 questions in the survey, which cover teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Academic Support, Organisation and Management, Learning Resources, Personal development, Overall Satisfaction of the student on the quality of the course and finally a question on the Students’ Union.

Find out more about NSS at www.thestudentsurvey.com