Every year we have a Student Surveys campaign. This includes the University of Derby Survey (UoD Survey), the University of Derby Online Survey (UDOL survey), the National Student Survey (NSS), the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) and the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES).  The information that you supply on these surveys will be held and processed in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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 different demographic breakdowns. Please be assured that we won't use your ID to identify you as an individual, all feedback received is anonymised.

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

UoD Survey, UDOL Survey, PTES and PRES Privacy Statement

How is my data used?

We use your student ID to allow results to be analysed by different demographic breakdowns, for example by programme or mode of study, without having to ask for this information in the survey. Only aggregated results will be made available to University academic staff and only when more than 5 students have responded to the survey, the survey data will not be used for any other purpose. Open comments will be anonymised before results are made available and only attributed to a programme when more than 10 students have responded to the survey. By participating in these surveys you agree to your data being used in this way.

How long do you store my data?

We retain this data for up to 7 years; after that time it is securely deleted. For further information please visit for more info.

Can I withdraw my responses?

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

Where can I go for more information?

You can contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO), James Eaglesfield on 01332 591762 or the Deputy DPO, Helen Rishworth on 01332 591954. Alternatively you can email for more information.

Further information on how we handle your information can be found here on our website -