Introduction to Student Module Evaluation (SME)

The SME recently transferred from a paper-based evaluation to an online evaluation. This is your opportunity as a student to feed back on taught modules in a simple and confidential way.

The results of the evaluation will help your school to better understand your needs and expectations, plus inform future module developments and enhancements.

The SME has been designed to record constructive feedback.

Who needs to complete the SME?

All undergraduate and taught postgraduate students will receive an email invitation to complete the online SME. You'll be asked to complete an evaluation for each module before the module ends. The ten questions asked should take approximately five to eight minutes to complete, depending on how detailed a response you wish to give.

What topic areas are covered by the evaluation?

  • Teaching and academic support

  • Resources and learning environment

  • Assessment
  • Overall satisfaction

The evaluation asks students to indicate their level of agreement with 10 question statements using a five-point scale, in which 5 = definitely agree, 4 = mostly agree, 3 = neither agree or disagree, 2 = mostly disagree and 1 = definitely disagree. Qualitative feedback, although welcomed, is optional.

How can I access the SME?

You'll receive an email invite sent to your University email account for each module you are registered on. The invite will contain a link to the evaluation. You can also access your SMEs via Blackboard, please follow the instructions provided by your Module Leader.

Is my feedback confidential?

Your feedback will become confidential and anonymous once you press the submit button. Feedback is stored in a summary module file that will be shared with your Module Leader once the evaluation has closed.