Have Your Say
We are committed to working in partnership with you to ensure you have everything you need to succeed during your time studying at Reading. That is why we take student surveys seriously - it's a way for us to listen, understand and act on your views. The National Student Survey and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards are open for completion.
The National Student Survey is open
Your chance to join millions of students who have shared their view and helped inspire changes at University.
What is the NSS?
The NSS is the largest UK-wide annual survey aimed at final year undergraduates in the UK. The survey provides you with an opportunity to give their honest opinions on what you liked about your course at Reading as well as things that you feel could have been improved.
The survey is administered by Ipsos, an independent market research agency on behalf of the OfS and the UK Higher Education funding and regulatory bodies - the Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland), the Scottish Funding Council and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales - so your responses remain anonymous to your university or college at all times.
You will be asked questions relating to various aspects of your course such as teaching, assessment and feedback and learning resources. You will also be given the opportunity to provide comments on your overall student experience at your university or college. You may also be asked some additional questions specific to your course and your university or college.
Why should I take part?
The NSS provides you with the opportunity to provide honest feedback on your student experience;
- Your opinions will be used to improve the student experience at [provider];
- The feedback you submit is taken very seriously and informs the quality assurance system with regards to teaching quality;
- Results are published and used by prospective students, their families and advisors to make decisions on what and where to study.
- Read more about the NSS survey
What happens with the results?
The NSS results are published to help prospective students, their families and advisors make informed decisions of where and what to study. This is available on Discover Uni.
Universities or colleges and supporting Student Unions also use the data to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and bring about change to improve the experience for future generations of students.
Write a review of UoR for a chance to win £200!
We’re really excited to take part in this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA).
The reviews are compiled by students for students and rank institutions according to the things that students really care about–student support, campus facilities, lecturers and teaching quality, and so on. Whatuni is the UK’s largest source of independent, real, honest student reviews.
We’d love you to participate in the review collection process and give the University of Reading a review! It will only take a few minutes and you could win £200 in the weekly prize draw. You have until the 29 February 2024 to submit your reviews.
Visit the Whatuni website to write your review.