What's it all about?

Spend your next 5 minutes doing something really worthwhile! Fill out the National Student Survey and help your University on its mission to donate almost £10,000 to charity!

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an opportunity to make sure your opinion on your university experience is heard. It’s the perfect chance for you to tell us what you liked and disliked about the duration of your time here at BCU! Your feedback will not only be used by us to improve the experience for current students, but will also act as a guide for potential students when they are deciding on where and what to study. The survey is administered by Ipsos Mori, so please be assured that you and your answers will remain anonymous at all times.


Reading your comments and acting on your feedback, will be the biggest way we can build on the points you raise as being our strengths, and improve on any weaknesses, so please make sure that you are totally honest and leave as many comments as you can. We want BCU to continue to be a brilliant university, and it is by constantly listening to you and acting on your feedback, that we can become even better!


What’s more, for every student that completes the survey, the University will donate £2 to charity, as chosen by your Students’ Union. This means that if every final year student fills out the survey, BCU will donate almost £10,000 to charity!

What’s in it for me?

Give us your 3 year review and help prospective students make the right choice about BCU!


To show you how important your feedback is to us, you will receive the following just for completing the survey:

  • Satisfaction that BCU have donated £2 to charity
  • Chocolate coins and other promotional items when you see one of our NSS Ambassadors

You could also be in with a chance of winning:

  • 5 x £50 Amazon Prize Draws (drawn in May 2015)
  • £100 cash in weekly prize draws
  • 2 x tickets for Graduation Ball in our fortnightly draws
  • IPad (to be drawn in May 2015)


Enter the survey

Where's it all going?

In 2015, your Students’ Union, is raising money for 3 charities in a variety of ways. One of these ways will be through a £2 donation from the University; for every final year student who completes the NSS. This money will be split equally between the following 3 charities:


Acorns offers a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the West Midlands. These children and young people are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Pump Aid

Pump Aid is committed to achieving lasting positive change in people’s lives by improving the quality, availability and use of water with communities in need. Their vision is to improve the availability and use of safe, protected water for the most vulnerable communities in Malawi and beyond.


The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on Motor Neurone Disease care, research and campaigning. MND is a life-changing illness and mnda are dedicated to making each change as smooth as possible. trigger

The stats so far?


As a Faculty we value highly your feedback and seek to find ways of working with you in partnership to enhance the learning experience of all our students. From what you have already told us we know that we are doing some things really well:

  • You value the support you are given to help you get the most out of your studies. In fact we know that through this support over 60% of you will graduate with a first or upper second class degree award.
  • Those of you based at Edgbaston like the City South campus and the fact that you have access to some world-leading clinical skills facilities and equipment that allows you to develop you practical skills in a safe environment.
  • You really valued the fact that your course is geared toward helping you to get the job that you want. Many of our courses have employment rates well over 90% within 6 months of completion and our former graduates found that employers need the skills and knowledge that you have developed with us.
  • You value the crucial opportunity to benefit from real-world practical experience through thousands of placements that we are able to offer in partnership with a large number of placement providers in the region.

Your feedback has also helped us understand where we need to enhance things:

  • You told us that sometimes your timetable could be better organised and given to you further in advance. To do this we are exploring the use of electronic personal timetables and the use of text messaging to tell you promptly about any changes that we have to make, as well as moving to greater centralisation of timetabling.
  • You felt that on some courses we could do more to help you prepare for assessments, so we are reviewing our modules and how they are assessed as part of validation and on-going minor modification processes.

Take the survey now!

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