Today (Wednesday 15th July) the National Student Survey 2020 by OfS has been released.
Hillary Gyebi-Ababio, NUS Vice President Higher Education, comments:
“This year’s NSS results are coming off the back of what has been an incredibly tough year for students across the country. Students’ Unions have always been a big part of supporting and advocating for students, especially now as we navigate the impacts of COVID-19. It is important that we continue to recognise the key role they play in delivering a strong student experience at their institutions.
It is important that we continue to recognise the key role they play in delivering a strong student experience at their institutions, building student community and changing student’s lives day in, day out. We want to see Higher Education providers responding to student feedback all year round, not just celebrating for one day in July, and giving students real power to make changes to their education.
While many are saying that the NSS data does not show the impact of the pandemic, this does not mean that it has not affected students’ lives. We know from NUS’ Coronavirus and Students research that students reported significant disruption to their studies. We will continue to fight for a Student Safety Net to support and compensate all those who have faced hardship and disruption.”