There are 28 questions, relating to different aspects of your student learning experience. Find out what questions you will be asked:

The teaching on my course

1. Staff are good at explaining things.

2. Staff have made the subject interesting.

3. The course is intellectually stimulating.

4. My course has challenged me to achieve my best work.

Learning opportunities

5. My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth.

6. My course has provided me with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics.

7. My course has provided me with opportunities to apply what I have learnt.

Assessment and feedback

8. The criteria used in marking have been clear in advance.

9. Marking and assessment has been fair.

10. Feedback on my work has been timely.

11. I have received helpful comments on my work.

Academic support

12. I have been able to contact staff when I needed to.

13. I have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to my course.

14. Good advice was available when I needed to make study choices on my course.

Organisation and management

15. The course is well organised and is running smoothly.

16. The timetable works efficiently for me.

17. Any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively.

Learning resources

18. The IT resources and facilities provided have supported my learning well.

19. The library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported my learning well.

20. I have been able to access course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when I needed to.

Learning community

21. I feel part of a community of staff and students.

22. I have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course.

Student voice

23. I have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on my course.

24. Staff value students’ views and opinions about the course.

25. It is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on.

26. The students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests.

Overall satisfaction

27. Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course.

28. Looking back on the experience, are there any particularly positive or negative aspects you would like to highlight?

Optional questions:

Course Content and Structure

1. All of the compulsory modules are relevant to my course.

2. There is an appropriate range of options to choose from on my course.

Employability and skills

1. My Higher Education experience has helped me plan for my future career.

2. My institution offered activities and resources designed to prepare me for the next step in my career.

3. The skills I have developed during my time in Higher Education will be useful for my future career.

Student Safety

1. I feel safe to be myself at university/college.

2. My institution takes responsibility for my safety.


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