Friday 20-01-2017 - 15:40
Today, Ipsos MORI - the pollsters behind the National Student Survey (NSS) - have been emailing final year students asking them to complete the survey. NUS and students have slammed the move.
Sorana Vieru, NUS Vice President (Higher Education), responded to the unsolicited emails: “IPSOS MORI is bricking it. As more unions sign up to the NSS boycott weekly, the impact of mass student action is clearly being felt. It’s really quite concerning that IPSOS MORI are contacting students in advance of their institution’s NSS release date in order to promote the survey. It’s not standard practice, and it’s a clear indication that the boycott is working.
Students are busy revising for exams and doing their essays. They don’t need to be distracted by panicked pleas to fill out the NSS. There’s a simple solution to this, the government needs to drop the TEF.”
Here are some of our favourite tweets from students so far...
The government plans to allow universities to increase tuition fees yet again from 2017. NUS is campaigning against any rise in fees and calling on the government to abandon its plans.
The National Student Survey (NSS) taken by final year undergraduates will be a key measure the government will use to allow universities to increase fees. If the government chooses to go ahead with increasing fees, NUS will continue to coordinate a boycott of the NSS.
You can say no to fee rises, and no the the TEF by pledging to boycott the NSS today.