Student Questionnaires and Feedback

Evaluating your programme of study

Whilst you are a student, you will have opportunities to evaluate the quality of your programme of study and its individual modules. Student evaluation is an essential part of assuring the quality of the departments’ provision and provides us with essential feedback on your experiences of your programmes of study.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire about each module that you take, as well as each year of your programme as a whole. Your feedback and comments are very important to the department as they let us know what is going well in each module/programme and if there are things that should be changed. In this way, we can ensure that we continue to offer a high quality programme. We will inform you of how the department plans to address any issues that are raised through these questionnaires.

We will endeavour to provide you with feedback on the issues that students have raised through the evaluation process and how we are addressing these. It is important that we receive a good response rate to student evaluations, as your feedback is an essential part of helping us to maintain the quality of teaching and learning provision, and may benefit you and future students. Quality reviews of departments’ teaching and learning consistently demonstrate ways in which student feedback often does lead to changes being made to modules and programmes.

Participating in other evaluation processes

In addition to the student evaluation operated by the departments, you may also be asked to participate in other surveys throughout your study. Final year students take part in the National Student Survey (NSS), which seeks views from students on their overall satisfaction with their programme of study. The results of this survey are published. The University also runs an Annual Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS) for non-final year students. This evaluates student satisfaction with the broad range of University services, for example, library and IT facilities, and also includes questions on academic support. The University also uses these survey results, in addition to those at departmental level, to gauge how well departments are performing.