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Boycott the NSS and help stop further fee rises!

“I pledge to boycott the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), and request to opt out of communications from Ipsos MORI* relating to the NSS”

*Ipsos MORI is a market research agency which runs the National Student Survey on behalf of the Funding Councils.

Why boycott the NSS?

  • The government is set to implement their so-called ‘Teaching Excellence Framework’ (TEF) - a contentious system which will measure and rank universities based on flawed data assessing the “quality” of teaching.

  • The problem is that the metrics which will be used to assess universities (including data from the NSS) have virtually nothing to do with quality of teaching, and so the TEF will paint a completely inaccurate picture of many institutions - including Warwick.

  • Not only this, but TEF results will be used to allow universities to raise their tuition fees even further beyond the current cap.

  • However, in order to make this system work, the government is relying on students to fill in the NSS which will form a core part of the TEF.

  • By boycotting the NSS, students have the power to disrupt the TEF, to stop tuition fees going up and to stop their degrees being devalued.

  • By taking part in this campaign, you will be joining thousands of students from universities across the country who will be doing the same!

CALLING ALL FINAL-YEAR STUDENTS!

Will you throw Higher Education and your fellow students a lifeline by boycotting this year's NSS?

SIGN UP TODAY to help stop further fee rises!

For more information about why students should boycott the NSS, please read the following...

* BLOG POST from SU President Luke Pilot
* MYTHBUSTING BLOG from SU Education Officer Hope Worsdale
* COMMENT PIECE from NUS Vice-President (Higher Education) Sorana Vieru.

NOTE: The SU is not encouraging a boycott of the PTES and PRES surveys, as these are not being used in the TEF.

 

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