THE NSS AT SOAS...
In the last two years, the Students' Union has boycotted the NSS. In 2016/17 we successfully boycotted the NSS as part of the national camapign, in 2017/18, the boycott was unsuccessful.
The decision on the NSS was taken at a UGM in 2017/18 and voted in favour of the boycott. However, a large majority of students chose to fill in the survey regardless, and as such, the boycott was unsuccesful. This outcome lead us to take the decision to an all student referedum to ensure that the SU is representing the majority of its members.
The results of the referendum were as follows:
Votes for boycott: 172
Votes against boycott: 332
Total Votes: 529
SOAS Students' Union will not be campaigning for a boycott of the National Student Survey this year.
However, all final year undergrads are entitled to make their own decision to fill out the survey or not.