NSS- why should you care?
Our biggest job as your SU is to make sure that the voice of students is heard and acted upon - you’re at the heart of everything we do.
Together this has helped us achieve big things; this year alone the SU has worked to get the library open 24/7, introduce free printing, saved students money and much more.
Amazing things don’t always happen easily though.
So it’s also our job to help challenge and question – working in partnership with the University – to help make change that will continue to improve our community. That means looking at the details, as well as the bigger picture.
But in order to help make change, and make things better, we need to know what you think.
If you’re a final year student, you’ll get an email from Monday 4 February asking you to fill in the National Student Survey, the NSS. Or, if you’re a first or second year undergraduate, you’ll be asked to fill in the UKES, the UK engagement survey.
These major surveys take a snapshot of students’ opinions from across the UK. You’ll be asked about a range of issues, like your coursework, assessment and feedback, facilities and support services, and your SU.
Let us know what you think. Tell us about your experience at Essex. Tell us about your SU – why we’re good, what more we can do – just tell us. Use this as an opportunity to put Essex on the map, and to have your say.
And, if you need a further incentive, the SU has worked with the university to make sure that each NSS survey completed means £1 will go to a local charity near your campus, in Colchester, Southend or Loughton.
As President of our Students’ Union, I‘m dedicated to listening to you, and making sure that the voice of students is represented at every level of the university.
Together we’ve got a voice. Let’s use it for positive change.