30% complete the NSS – let’s keep up the pace!

Starting on Monday 6th February, the Manchester Met National Student Survey 2017 campaign is off to a fantastic start. By 2pm Friday 10th February, 1,964 final year undergraduate students had completed the survey – 30% of our eligible sample.

Colleagues in PE and Sport Pedagogy already have 79% completions. You can download the latest results by visiting http://www.mmu.ac.uk/staff/nss/

The top course groups for completions

So far, the top course groups for completions are as follows:

  • 79% – Exercise and Sport Science: PE and Sport Pedagogy
  • 73% – Department of Media: Photography
  • 67% – Childhood, Youth and Education Studies: Education Studies
  • 63% – Sociology: Criminology
  • 62% – Sociology: Sociology
  • 59% – Sociology: Sociology Combined Hons
  • 59% – Tourism, Events and Hospitality Management: Hospitality Management
  • 57% – Manchester Fashion Institute: Clothing/Fashion Design
  • 55% – Tourism, Events and Hospitality Management: Event Management
  • 54% – Tourism, Events and Hospitality Management: Tourism Management
  • 54% – School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology: Other CMDT
  • 54% – Primary Teacher Education: Birley Primary Teacher Training

Our NSS campaign this week

  • Click it, Fill it, Win it posters, online banners, IT pop-ups, outdoor banners and internal TV screens live across all faculties and departments, directing students to ac.uk/nss
  • Student Ambassadors in each faculty and relevant departments, promoting the survey and handing out flyers.
  • A reminder email will go out today, Monday 13th February, to all eligible students.
  • Social media activity – NSS posts will be going out from the central university social media accounts (https://www.facebook.com/manmetuni and https://twitter.com/manmetuni).
  • The Students’ Union have created a series of three videos that link together to tell an evolving, relatable and engaging story to students. The videos will be posted on the Students’ Union social media pages (https://www.facebook.com/theunionmmu/ and https://twitter.com/TheUnionMMU).
  • IT suites booked for eligible students to complete the survey and offering £1.35 drinks vouchers on a first come, first served basis at the following locations this week:

Science & Engineering
C0.17, John Dalton Building
Monday 13th February, 11:30am -2:30pm.

Computer Suite, Brock 1-02
Tuesday 14th February, 9am – 4.30pm

Business & Law
2.10, Business School
Wednesday 15th February, 9am – 2pm

What you can do now

  • Continue to encourage students to take part in the NSS – this can also be done at faculty level, offering small incentives.
  • Communicate the benefits of completing the survey – the NSS is an important opportunity for students to reflect and feedback on their time here at Manchester Met. The University prize draw is open to all eligible students who opt in online by Tuesday 28th February 2017 through the NSS website for a chance of winning one of:
    • 20 x Graduation Photography Packages
    • 50 x £50 High Street Shopping Vouchers
    • 50 x Graduation Gowns
  • Ipsos MORI have also stated that 40% of online respondents indicated that they were told about the survey by a lecturer/member of staff. Therefore, it’s essential for academics to encourage final year undergraduate students to complete the NSS, as this is a very influential communication tool.
  • Post about the NSS on your social media accounts.

Further information

Once a student has either taken part in the survey or opted out by ticking the box on the survey website, no further contact will be made by Ipsos MORI. Please let students know that they can opt out of the survey at any time by visiting the survey website at www.thestudentsurvey.com and following the instructions.

  • If you have any queries about the communication of the survey and the incentives activity, please contact Sarah Starkey, Sarah.Starkey@mmu.ac.uk, x.3499 or Abbi Ferati, A.Ferati@mmu.ac.uk, x.5048 in the Marketing team.
  • For queries relating to any other aspect of the survey, please contact Rob Baker in CASQE, r.baker@mmu.ac.uk, x.3695.