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For more information contact Allan Williams, Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser, email allan.williams@hefce.ac.uk, tel 0117 931 7210

Consultation outcomes

This report summarises our analysis of the responses we received, the decisions we have taken, and next steps.

Read the consultation outcomes report

There was broad support in responses to the consultation for changes to the NSS, Unistats and information to be provided by institutions in 2017. We have adjusted our plans to take account of responses in a number of areas, notably on changes to some NSS questions. A full summary of decisions and next steps is included in the report.

Next steps

We are now preparing for changes to the NSS and Unistats in 2017. We have published a consultation on proposed changes to KIS data collection, and will advise institutions of requirements relating to the way information is presented in late 2016. We will publish final survey questions for the NSS 2017 in September 2016.

We need to make these changes now to ensure that Unistats and the NSS remain fit for purpose, but will continue to work closely with the four UK governments to consider the impact of wider policy developments including the UK Higher Education and Research Bill on implementation of these decisions.

Consultation responses

All responses to the consultation are available below, together with an interactive analysis of responses.

Interactive analysis of responses

Consultation document and impact assessment

Read the consultation document

Impact assessment for Consultation on changes to the National Student Survey, Unistats and information provided by institutions

Download the Impact assessment for Consultation on changes to the National Student Survey, Unistats and information provided by institutions as PDF (159 KB)

Page last updated 1 August 2016