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Student Experience Surveys

Student Survey Status Update

27 February 2017

  • NSS launched on 30 January and will run until 30th April 2017
  • PTES will launch on 6th March and run until 12th May 2017
  • PRES will launch on 3rd April and run until 12th May 2017

University of Manchester Student Survey Strategy

The University participates in a number of sector wide student experience surveys each year. These demonstrate our commitment to listening to the student voice and the results are used to promote quality enhancement, thus ensuring we deliver the best possible experience for our students.

To avoid survey fatigue, we aim to ensure that no student is asked to complete more than one such survey in any academic year.

2016-17 Student Experience Surveys

  • NSS:  Final Year Undergraduates:  30 January - 30 April 2017
  • PTES: Postrgraduate taught: 6 March - 12 May 2017
  • PRES: Postgraduate researchers:  3 April - 12 May 2017

Unit Surveys

  • Semester 1, 5 December - 23 December 2016
  • Semester 2, 17 April  - 9 May 2017

Your Say for Your Uni

Completion of the surveys is promoted in one overarching year-long campaign, targeted to the relevant audiences.  It will offer a simple message that student feedback is an essential part of University life and will have a real impact on the student experience.

Help us to get the best out of Surveys

A key element of the campaign is encouraging feedback by demonstrating how the University has listened to past responses and used them as ways of making tangible differences to university life.

Please send in your stories and examples of local initiatives and improvements that have been made in response to student feedback to

For more information on this, and any general queries about 'Your Say for Your Uni', please e-mail

Results from Previous Surveys

Available as management information on the Planning Support Office Website; University of Manchester credentials required.