Lincoln Students' Union (SU)

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union has announced it is boycotting the National Student Survey.

Lincoln Students' Union (SU)

The decision comes after a motion was passed at last month’s All Student Members’ Meeting to boycott the NSS due to its connection with increasing tuition fees.

At the moment, universities and colleges are able to raise their fees based on how well they are rated in the survey.

Lincoln SU, who had previously called for students to fill out the NSS, are now joining the National Union of Students in encouraging their members to boycott it.

In a statement, Lincoln SU said: “The government is creating a forced market of institutions charging different prices for degrees. This will increase inequality both in terms of students entering HE and their graduate prospects.”

Bradley Allsop, who put forward the motion to boycott the NSS and is an SU officer himself, said: “It’s fantastic that the student body has gotten behind the boycott. It’s a vital step in fighting against fees and the broader onslaught on education this government is conducting. Solidarity with students across the country is the only way we’ll beat this.”

He went on to say: “I urge all students at Lincoln who have filled out the NSS to retract their data, which they can do by emailing by April 30th, and requesting their record be deleted.”