Research in field

NUS Insight often need the help of members to gather feedback or to promote important pieces of research.  See below for what we currently have in field and how you can help.

Coronavirus and Students phase 3

The results of the third coronavirus survey are due to be released in December 2020 and January 2021. You can find all phases of the study in our Coronavirus hub and press releases on the NUS UK websites.


Coronavirus and Students phase 4

This survey is due for issue in March 2021 and planning will begin in January. If you would like to feed in any questions or ideas for inclusion, please email the insight team.  


The Big SU Survey

In 2020 the Students’ Union Survey, developed by Jon Berg of Sunderland Students’ Union, joined forces with NUS to make the survey bigger and more sustainable for the future. This year we’re approaching it as a series of surveys with the aim of benchmarking the data more widely. 

The plan of action aims to mirror the student union (SU) year more closely making it easier for members to collect and provide data. Frontline teams will be asked to provide content at key times of each year, with senior SU staff able to review and have final oversight of their students’ union submission.

This work will run in tandem with the Membership team’s annual data collection work providing a bank of rich data that can inform NUS and members in their work.
Reports will prioritise the issues and areas identified by members. The outline plans are being shared with members at Strategic Conversation and will help to shape the final plan of work across 2021.