University Surveys


Key information on surveys conducted by and on behalf of the University of Greenwich.

The University of Greenwich conducts a variety of surveys involving potential students, students and graduates to improve teaching and graduate outcomes along with overall experience at the University.

The University participates in a number of national student surveys including:

  • National Student Survey
  • Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey
  • Postgraduate Research Experience Survey
  • International Student Barometer

Whilst the NSS is a statutory annual survey, the decision as to which other surveys the University will participate in is taken annually.

The surveys are run in accordance with the University's data privacy notices.. Every individual is covered by the data protection legislation.

The University has a Student Survey Policy (updated June 2018).

Survey information for staff


Module evaluations

Students will be invited to participate in a module evaluation survey at least once for each module studied.  The outcomes of these surveys will be made available with comments by the module leader, enables the University to address issues raised and inform future changes to courses. For further information, please see the FAQ's.

National Student Survey (NSS)

Final year undergraduate students are invited to participate in the annual NSS is run by the Office for Students, it is launched in January and asks students about various aspects of their programme, what they particularly liked, as well as things they would change. This survey is run for three main reasons:

  • To enable prospective students to compare courses at different institutions and help to decide where to study.
  • To provide the University with information to enhance the student experience.
  • To support the public accountability of higher education and its quality assurance arrangements.

Greenwich Student Survey (GSS)

Non-final year undergraduates, and all students based wholly overseas, are invited to take part in a university survey called the Greenwich Student Survey which is run in parallel to the NSS. Highlights of the results from the 2019 GSS are available to students.

International Student Barometer (ISB)

International students (overseas and EU) are invited to take part in the International Student Barometer, which is conducted world-wide by i-graduate. The university uses the results to identify issues faced by international students and improve services for them.

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

Aimed at students on postgraduate taught programmes, this web-based survey is run in co-operation with AdvanceHE to help provide an accurate picture of student views and to inform future university policy. Highlights of the results from the 2019 PTES are available to students

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

Aimed at students on postgraduate research programmes, this web-based survey is run in co-operation with AdvanceHE to help provide an accurate picture of student views and to inform future university policy.

Pulse Surveys

From time to time, the university conducts pulse surveys. These are short surveys on a particular topic such as the Study Goals app, where results are needed quickly to help inform university policy.

Accommodation Survey

An annual survey of students who have lived in halls of residence which enables the university to identify issues and improve the experience for students. Results from previous years have been useful in setting priorities for hall refurbishments, improving security, introducing Wi Fi, installing better launderette facilities and providing more fridge/freezer space at some residences.

Graduate Outcomes

About 15 months after students graduate, they will be asked to complete the Graduate Outcomes survey which tracks the employment and further study of graduates. This is an official survey conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. More information is available from the Alumni Office.