As a member of the Derby community, by completing institutional surveys, you provide the University with invaluable insight that will inform the improvement and long-term transformation of the student experience. Our lawful basis for processing this information is a legitimate interest.

Every year, we have a Student Surveys campaign. This includes the University of Derby Survey (UoD Survey), the National Student Survey (NSS), the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) and the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES).  

Why do you ask for my ID?

We ask for your student ID number to direct you to the survey you are eligible to complete and to analyse result data by demographic breakdowns. Please be assured that we won't use your ID to identify you as an individual. All feedback received is anonymised and aggregated.

NSS Privacy Statement

The National Student Survey (NSS) is administered externally by Ipsos MORI - the University only receives anonymised, aggregated results. For more information, please visit the NSS Privacy Policy 

How is my data used?

The information that you supply on this survey will be held and processed in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any subsequent enactments. Information will be used by the University of Derby as Data Controller to identify areas for improvement. 

All results are aggregated and anonymised before being shared with teams across the University who review best practice. By participating in these surveys, you agree to your data being used in this way.

How long do you store my data?

We will retain your data for up to three years. After this time, your data will be securely deleted. For further information, please visit our IT Services policies page 

Can I withdraw my responses?

As a data subject, you can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting

Where can I go for more information?

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) for the University can be contacted via

Further information on how we handle your information and details of our DPO can be found in our privacy policy