Student feedback is important—it tells the LSE very clearly what your time here was like, and it helps LSE Student Union work on improving future students’ educational experience. It’s also just great to get some things off your chest.
BUT, this year the government is using this feedback as part of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), allowing universities to increase fees and ranking universities bluntly, as either gold,silver or bronze. THE SU doesn’t believe feedback should be used against students—it should be given freely and honestly, without fear of decreasing the value of your degree or of increasing student fees for future generations.
So, we’re asking third year students to pledge NOT to fill in the NSS, and fill in an LSE specific survey instead, which we will present to the School.