Student voice

We’re committed to working with students as partners – and their feedback is vital to shaping our student experience both now and in the future.

Ideas, comments and requests are collected continually through a variety of channels including course reps, surveys and focus groups. Take a look at how your feedback has been acted upon throughout the University of Plymouth.


National Student Survey (NSS)

Aimed mainly at final-year undergraduates, this externally-run survey gathers opinions from students about their time in higher education, asking for honest feedback on what has been like to study on your course at your institution. 

Complete the NSS now – visit

National Student Survey – a guide for staff

Visit our National Student Survey team site, which gives staff an overview of the NSS and accompanying tool kit. 

Find out how you can help support the University's NSS campaign

You said...

  • 6 You asked for a kettle and microwave in the library, we have created a ‘’Break Room’ with a kitchenette off the Library Foyer so students can take a refreshment break from their studies
  • 6 You asked for more study space and PCs, we created a total of 370 study spaces in Link, Rolle, PSQ, RLB, Sherwell and PAHC and increased the number of laptops in The Charles Seale-Hayne Library
  • 6 You asked for more stand-up study spaces, we introduced stand up study spaces in the Library and RLB
  • 6 You asked for 24hr access to computing facilities with dedicated industry facing software, we arranged access
  • 6 You said you wanted additional writing support, we launched the Writing Café and are moving this service to a new space in the CSH Library this summer

UPSU – University of Plymouth Students' Union

We facilitate student representation at all levels, host the sports clubs and societies, manage campus sport facilities and provide volunteering opportunities, independent advice, entertainment, shop, accommodation, catering and bars.

UPSU is student led and democratic. The majority of our trustees are elected student officers and all of our major decisions are made by students.

Visit the UPSU website

SSTAR Awards

Each year UPSU holds the prestigious SSTAR (student staff teaching and representation) Awards. These awards recognise the many excellent university staff members and dedicated students we have here at Plymouth.

Staff and students are nominated in a range of categories, from most inspirational teaching to best placement support.

Learn more about the SSTAR Awards

How can I give feedback?

Course Representatives – a vital link between students and staff ensuring that the University is student driven.

University of Plymouth Students' Union – submit an idea via the UPSU Student Voice pages, and find out more about sabbatical officers.

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