Don't Fill It In!

We ​are launching #DontFillItIn , encouraging students to reject filling in the National Student Survey (​the ​NSS)​.​ ​

​The NSS will be a source of data that will be used to increase tuition fees. The University ​are currently ask​ing​ final year students to fill it in, but will not tell them that by filling it in, students will be responsible for more tuition fees and more debt for future students.

This is a national initiative, with 2​5​ other unions (and counting) taking part. So if you are a final year student, don't be pressured by your lecturers or tutors - #DontFillItIn! And if you know someone in final year, tell them - #DontFillItIn! "

By pledging to boycott, the SU will actively encourage all our final year undergraduates to not fill out the NSS.

Filling out the NSS gives vital data to the government which allows them to raise fees for future students. Do not let your voice be used to raise fees.

The Students' Union understands that students still need to have an opportunity to give feedback on their​ Hope experience and ​we believe there are sufficient internal mechanisms for this.



  • Raise awareness with students at Hope about the NSS Boyoctt and encourage students to not complete it
  • Support the wider national campaign to stop the Teaching Excellence Framework increasing fees by removing the NSS as a reliable measure.

What we're doing

  • Emailing key groups, such as Course Reps and Societies, to brief them on the campaign and encourage them to join the fight
  • Running a Social Media awareness campaign 
  • Lecture shout outs about the campaign and outlining why you shouldn’t complete the NSS

How you can help

  • Let us know you're not going to complete the survey by using the hastag #dontfillitin
  • If you have already completed the survey, you can withdraw your participation by sending an email to before Sunday 30th April.
  • Join our campaign. Share your thoughts on Government plans and help us in our campaign activities – email, to get involved.
  • Individually pledge your support to the boycott, sign up on the NUS website here


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