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National employee engagement survey for students' unions

Registration for the 2018 survey is now closed

The survey allows you gain a real insight into staff experience and satisfaction, and to benchmark your results against other participating students' unions and the third sector. 40 students' unions joined the 2018 survey, and 65 different students' unions have been involved since 2013.

The survey itself is provided through a dedicated website for your students' union, branded with your logo and colours. Staff complete the survey anonymously online. The site also has a reporting portal where you can access your results and generate different reports, by department or demographic group, for example.

There are two great new developments for 2018. You can now choose between a single generic or a unique password for your staff to access the survey. Also, results reports now show the percentages of staff who responded in each of the five categories from 'strongly agree' to strongly disagree', so you can see the stength of responses at a glance.

You can find full details of the survey here, including the questions:

2018 Employee Engagement Survey - Key Information

Please contact Claire.marsland@nus.org.uk for more information.

Employee engagement awards

Awarded annually, the 2017 winners are:

  • Highest Employee Engagement - York St John Students' Union
  • Most Improved Employee Engagement - Bristol Students' Union

Case Studies

Bristol students' union

Stirling students' union

Lincoln students' union