Extended chance to have your say – take part in our Students and Covid survey by 9am Monday 29th March!
Since the start of the Coronavirus crisis we’ve been working with our partners TOTUM and students’ unions to collect and share insight about your experiences during the pandemic. What we learn helps us and decision makers understand what’s needed to make your lives better during these unprecedented changes to your studies and everyday lives.
We started this research almost a year ago in March 2020 and we are now onto phase 4 of the Coronavirus and Students Survey. The information we collect will help ensure everyone understands your concerns, needs and challenges as 2021 continues.
The first survey was overwhelmingly successful with nearly 10,000 students taking part and our final report downloaded over 5,800 times since publication. Phases 2 and 3 saw almost 5,000 responses each, with a continuing presence in the news. Not only have the results helped students’ unions make evidence-based decisions and provided robust data to help them plan action with your institution and any community partners, they’ve also helped us shift the narrative about students in the media and given us the data we needed to build our campaigns.
Now we need your help again to show how students are impacted by the virus as we near the end of the academic year and a full year of the pandemic. Our survey is live and will close at 9am, Monday 29th March.
What you tell us in this survey will better inform NUS’ asks of government and other authorities; help your students’ union to better support you and plan further action with your institution; and help OneVoice in its continued exploration of what specific discounts and products TOTUM can secure to help students in this new context. You could also win a cash prize just by taking part.
The survey will take around 20 minutes to complete and by finishing the survey, you’re not only helping us as we campaign on your behalf, you’re also in with a chance of winning £500. There are no right or wrong answers; we’re just keen to hear your views, experiences and concerns, so please answer the questions as honestly and comprehensively as you can.
We do hope you’ll take part. We really need your feedback to help us help you. Any personal data collected through the survey, will only be seen by the NUS Insight team. We will never personally identify you in any reports or outputs produced as part of the research and your data will never be shared without your consent.
These remain particularly challenging times for everyone, especially for many students, and we hope wherever you are, you’re safe, well and supported. Do make sure you check our social media regularly for updates and get in touch with your students’ union for advice and support.
We want you to know that we as your national union continue to fight your corner, and the team are with you every step of the way.
Thanks in advance for your help. We really appreciate it.