SME privacy statement

Who carries out the Student Module Evaluation (SME)?

The questionnaire is administered by University of Westminster.

What is the purpose of the SME?

The evaluation allows you to reflect and feedback on your modules in a convenient, secure and confidential way. The results help module leaders to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each module from a student perspective and inform future module developments and enhancements where appropriate.

Who looks at the SME results?

Collated questionnaire results are reviewed by your module leader, head of department and dean of school.


The module feedback you provide is confidential. The results for each module are aggregated and anonymised, ensuring that no individual student can be identified. These results may also include the text of any comments that you provide. Text feedback will not be attributed to individuals and you are advised to avoid making comments that could enable you to be identified.

The results of the questionnaire will be kept for a maximum of five years. All questionnaire responses will be destroyed at the end of that period.

Opting out

You do not have to participate in this survey. You can opt out at any time by accessing the online Student Module Evaluation and registering that you do not wish to continue, which will then prevent any further reminders being sent to you.

Survey contacts

If you have any questions or comments about the survey, please email [email protected]

Your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998

Under Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998, individuals have a right of access to their own personal data held by the University. To access personal data, the data subject (you) must complete a Subject Access Request form. A charge of £10 is required for each access request. All data protection enquiries must be sent to the University's records manager at [email protected]

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