What is the NSE?
The NSE is a large-scale annual survey that invites nearly all higher education students in the Netherlands to give their views about the various aspects of their learning experience.
What topics does the NSE cover?
The NSE is a wide-ranging survey on the various aspects of your learning experience, such as the content of your degree programme; your teachers; information provision by your programme; learning and study facilities; study load; and assessment and grading.
Why should I take part in the NSE?
The NSE is a key feedback tool for Utrecht University. By taking part in the NSE, you help us improve the academic experience for our current and future students.
When can I complete the NSE?
The survey will be open from January 17 until March 12. An invitation will be sent to your UU email address with a link to the survey. Tip: complete the survey straight away! You will continue to receive reminders every two weeks until you complete the survey.
How long does it take to complete the survey?
The survey takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete and covers all the aspects of studying at Utrecht University: from programme content to available study facilities.
Can I save the survey halfway through and come back to it later?
Yes, you can. You reclick the link and continue where you left off.
What should I do if I do not receive an invitation email?
Only those students whose main enrolment is with Utrecht University will be invited to take part in the NSE. If this applies to you and if the invitation email did not get spam-binned, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. On www.nse.nl you can also resend your personal link. You will be asked for your UU address. You will receive your personal link to this address.
What will Utrecht University do with the NSE results?
Using your feedback, we decide which areas to focus on in the year to come. So by taking part in the survey, you are making a direct contribution to improving the quality of your programme.
What did the University do with earlier NSE results?
- The previous couple of years you were pretty critical of the preparation to your future careers. This convinced Utrecht University to introduce the Career Services. We are glad to see your increasing appreciation of this theme (2015: 3.44; 2016: 3.54). Not familiar with Career Services yet? Visit www.uu.nl/careerservices.
- As students you rightly attach great importance to a sufficient number of study spots. Last year we increased the number of study places. We also introduced the Studyspot app to actively inform you of the location of available study spots. University Library De Uithof is currently looking into further areas for additional study spots in the near future.
- Veterinary students have shown in the National Student Survey that they would like more space for meeting and collaborating, in addition to the locations in the current study landscape. The Androclus restaurant proved the perfect place to make this happen. The final result is more (informal) study and meeting places and a livable and inviting restaurant.