Published: 5 May 2016

University achieves record response rate in this year’s National Student Survey

National Student Survey banner on Sydney Jones Library

The survey phase of this year’s National Student Survey has now closed with a final institutional response rate of 76%.

The figure for participation in the survey is a record high for the University and puts Liverpool ahead of the sector average of 72%. Twenty departments have improved on their 2015 response rate and all eligible subject areas have reached the external publication threshold.

Congratulations go to the Department of Politics, School of Veterinary Science and Department of Computer Science who have each won a £500 prize to celebrate with their students for having the most improved response rate from 2015 within their respective faculties.

Special recognition is also deserved by the Department of Philosophy, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, School of Dentistry and School of Health Sciences who all achieved response rates of 90% or higher.

To say thank you for taking part, students who completed the survey online were able to choose to donate £3 to the Guild’s charities or to take the £3 as print credits. More than 20% of students who took part in the survey chose to donate their £3 gift to charity which means that the Guild’s four chosen charities (Teenage Cancer TrustMRANGRoyal Voluntary Service, and Catalyst Performing Arts) will receive an impressive £1,400 between them.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Gavin Brown, said: “Feedback is crucial to our constant efforts to improve and provide the very best experience for all our students so I’d like to say a big thank you to all those who have taken the time to complete the survey.

“A high response rate gives us access to a wealth of data which will help us to focus on the things that will really make a difference, improving our students’ experience.”

The results of this year’s survey are expected to be published in August.

Further information about the survey for students is available at: If you have any queries, please contact:


Source of statistics: University of Liverpool analysis of unpublished data

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