Student Enterprise Survey

Our additional products and services are aligned with practical learning concepts, enabling learners to apply their knowledge to a practical situations to challenge their knowledge in a business scenario.

We understand the importance and need in developing front facing leaders and ensure our programmes are contributing to the requirements of annual student satisfaction surveys such as the National Student Survey (NSS), Destination of Leavers Higher Education Survey (DLHE) and Higher Education-Business and Community Interaction survey (HEBCI) in supporting the recognition which educational institutions rightly deserve.

The Student Enterprise Survey (SES) has been constructed, following a previous project with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), to map an institutions offering in terms of enterprise and entrepreneurship from the perspective of both educators and students.

The survey is designed to capture the responses from a significant percentage of the student body to later provide evidence as to the understanding of current enterprise provisions within institutions. By taking account of the student voice, the institution can use this report as evidence of their impact of the enterprise services in detail, ensuring student experience and outputs are maximised.

The SES will provide an informative evaluation of an institutions offering, for the benefit of Senior Management, to support their strategic decision making process in terms of enterprise. It will enable your institutions to have a greater understating of your students needs and how you can further enhance their experience whilst at college or university. Carrying out such an in-depth diagnosis of the institutional strengths and weaknesses on enterprise, could lead to the definition of institutional priorities and targets.

Our evaluation will collectively gather information in relation to in-curricular, extra-curricular, infrastructure and community; however it can also collect any related material the institution desires. Note that the survey responses will be analysed independently, collated, interpreted and delivered back to the institution in the formation of an evaluation report, acting as a catalyst for change, improvement and enhancement across institutional campuses.

An optional ‘Advanced Survey’ can also be taken up, where NACUE staff will go on to create Focus Groups to understand more deeply the challenges of enterprise provisions and/ or respond to the conclusions from the standard report, to trail test potential solutions to the student groups, to add validity to the recommendations.

As part of the Student Enterprise Survey, you will be entitled to:

  • Half-day consultation

    The programme will be collaboratively constructed based on the needs and ambitions of the institution. NACUE as an organisation works directly with educators and students and are keen to build a bespoke survey designed to your individual needs.

  • Ongoing virtual administrative support

    NACUE will support in the creation of your institutional bespoke survey and manage the ongoing administration and online maintenance for the duration. Additionally this will also take into consideration the collation of the data to be passed onto the external consultant evaluating the results.

  • Delivery of Student Enterprise Survey on campus

    NACUE will facilitate the completion of the Student Enterprise Survey on campus for a number of days to reach the wider student population This should be completed in a high footfall area on multiple campuses, providing a diverse set of responses from multiple facilities.

  • Stakeholder Management

    NACUE will be responsible for building relationships with key academics involved in enterprise initiatives within the institution, taking into consideration their perspectives. Additionally NACUE will manage the relationships with the students involved throughout the duration of the project.

  • Liaison with external consultants

    NACUE will work in collaboration with an array of external consultants in order to evaluate the responses from both students and academics into the formation of an evaluation report.

    Our Student Enterprise Survey will support institutions to make informed strategic decisions to further enhance the student's experience and overall engagement. It will also provide academics and educators with the opportunity to gain a greater insight into the wider student body, by providing young people with the potential to influence the overall culture of the institution.


The National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) is a charitable organisation, with a passion to support the development of education and student engagement throughout all college and universities in the UK, working with a diverse and fast-growing network of educational institutions, student enterprise societies, student and graduate entrepreneurs, government and corporate partners to deliver this vision.

Who are we?

NACUE is the leading charitable membership organisation for engaging students in enterprise, following on from an extraordinary movement in student entrepreneurship which has resulted in us “Powering The Enterprising Generation”.

We provide college and university students with the platform to be experimental, creative and inspiring in their approach to student-led enterprise and entrepreneurship through running inspirational events and advocating practical learning.

Over the last nine years we have engaged over 200,000 students in enterprising and entrepreneurial activities, supported a network of over 200 enterprise societies and seen over 20,000 people attend our events. Our community alone has generated over 16,500 businesses in innovative spaces, creating thousands of jobs and supporting the investment our country needs.


Contact our membership team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will be happy to assist and answer any questions you may still have. Once we understand your requirements, we can create a bespoke package for your institution at a very competitive price. See below for pricing and options.

For an Institution

Members: £5,150

Non-members: £6,450

Multi-site up to 5 Institutions 

Members: 19,750

Non-members: 24,950

Please note that all prices exclude VAT at prevailing rate.




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