Press release

MillionPlus comments on the National Student Survey results

10 Aug 2016

MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has today commented on the National Student Survey (NSS) results, which show that 86% of students who responded are satisfied with their course. The NSS covers nearly all final-year undergraduates studying for higher education qualifications at higher education institutions (HEIs), further education colleges and alternative providers in England and Wales, and HEIs in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:

“The fact that students have responded in even greater numbers to the National Student Survey and that 86% of them report that they are ‘satisfied’ or ‘highly satisfied’ with their higher education is a tribute to the fantastic work done by university staff and management during a period of significant change. These satisfaction rates are much higher than those achieved in many private and public sector organisations and provide further evidence that UK universities are performing extremely well.”


Notes to editors

  1. MillionPlus is the Association for Modern Universities. More information can be found at
  2. Modern universities: key facts
  3. For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dan Blows on 020 7717 1658 or email
  4. The full NSS results are released on 10 August when more detailed data will be available through the HEFCE website