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National Student Survey





The National Student Survey opens on Monday 15 January 2014. This is an independent survey of all final year students in UK universities and colleges of education about their university experiences.   The results of the survey which are published at are taken very seriously by universities and are used in a variety of ways.  They provide valuable feedback from students on their time at university.  The publication of the results also helps prospective students to compare universities and decide which is the best one for them.   Finally, the NSS results are used to rank universities and subject areas in various league tables such as those produced by the Sunday Times and the Times Higher Education Supplement

The School of History and Anthropology takes the results of the survey very seriously and welcomes feedback from students about their time with us.  In the past two years, we have had one of the highest response rates in Queen’s and we would like to maintain this strong record in 2014.   You can find a detailed breakdown of the responses to last year’s questions on the Shared Student Resources pages on QOL.

The Survey which consists of 23 questions takes about five minutes to complete. We hope that all our final year students will participate this year.  For more information about the survey see

Last year, both disciplines in the School received strong approval ratings in the NSS:

  • Anthropology received an overall satisfaction score of 92%, with a 96% rating for staff enthusiasm  (above both the QUB and national subject average scores);
  • History received an overall satisfaction score of 93% - with a 94% satisfaction rate with quality of teaching - (also above both the QUB and national subject average scores)
  • QUB received an overall satisfaction score of 90% for all courses, raising it to 12th place in the UK university results.

For more information see where you can also access the youtube presentation entitled National Student Survey (NSS) 2011 Video.

2012 NSS Results:

History (SH) -

Social Anthropology (SH) -