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Summary

The National Student Survey (NSS) forms part of our revised Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) and surveys final year undergraduates in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and some institutions in Scotland. HEFCE commissioned Paula Surridge at the University of Bristol to conduct research into the third NSS and identify changes between the years of results.

The report focuses on the student, institutional and course characteristics of the results, as Paula Surridge's research report on the first NSS did. In addition, there are three summary reports focusing on the part-time students, non-traditional students and institutional effects.

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The National Student Survey 2005-2007: Findings and trends

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Summary report: Part-time students

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Summary report: Institutional variation and change over time

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Summary report: Non-traditional students

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Annex A: Interpreting multi-level models

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Annex B: Descriptive statistics for full-time students

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Annex C: Multi-level models 2005, 2006 and 2007, full-time students only

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Annex D: Institutional residuals 2005-2007, full-time students

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Annex E: Coefficients from multi-level models for JACS1 and JACS2 subject groups, 2005-2007, full-time students

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Annex F: Multi-level models and institutional residuals for full-time Biological Sciences students, 2005 and 2006

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Annex G: Multi-level models and institutional residuals for full-time Social Studies students, 2005, 2006 and 2007

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Annex H: Multi-level models and institutional residuals for full-time Business and Administration students, 2005, 2006 and 2007

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Annex I: Multi-level models and institutional residuals for full-time Creative Arts and Design students, 2005, 2006 and 2007

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Annex J: Descriptive statistics for NHS funded students

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Annex K: Multi-level models and institutional residuals for full-time NHS funded students, 2007

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Annex L: Ceiling and floor effects in the National Student Survey

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Annex M: Mean scores by student, course and institutional characteristics, part-time students

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Annex N: Multi-level models for part-time students, 2006 and 2007

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