Introduction to Student Module Evaluation (SME)

The SME recently transferred from an online evaluation to a paper 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 will be asked to complete an evaluation for each module before the module ends. The ten questions should take approximately three minutes to complete.

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?

The SME is now a paper-based evaluation, which will be administered by Module Leaders at the start or end of a taught lecture. You will be asked to complete one paper evaluation for each module that you are taking. It will take approximately five to eight minutes, or a little longer if you chose to include comments at the end of each section.

Is my feedback confidential?

You will be asked to provide your course code for each module you are taking. Your Module Leader will have details of all the courses associated with your module(s).

If you are unable to provide your course code, you will be asked for your student id. Please be assured your id will only be used to ensure that module feedback is attributed to the correct course code. At no point will individual student ids be used for reporting purposes or disclosed to Module Leaders.