The Student Experience Survey (SES) is the main survey used by the University to measure student satisfaction. It is carried out every two years. 

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Academic Support

Watch the video response about Academic Support.

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Virtual Learning Environment

Watch the response about the Virtual Learning Environment.

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Assessment and Coursework

Watch the video response about Assessment and Coursework.

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Communication with Students

Watch the video response about Communication with Students.


What is the SES?

The survey covers organisation and management, learning resources, professional development, assessment, communication and information, and the overall experience. You will be given the chance to identify improvements that you think will have the most impact in improving the experience of students and explain, in your own words, what you think is going well and what needs improving.

The survey usually takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

Results are analysed externally and considered by the University’s senior leadership, your programme directors, as well as committees, panels and teams across the University responsible for different parts of your experience.

Who is eligible to complete the SES?

All current students with experience of completing an assessment.

How to complete the SES

The next edition of the survey is scheduled for autumn/winter 2019. Current students can use the Student Portal for more information.

What will happen to my feedback?

Data collected from this survey is analysed by independent researchers with experience of UK universities. Action planning takes place with programme teams and operational teams from the central University.

Outcomes of our 2015-2016 Student Experience Survey can be found in our findings report.

I have a question about the survey

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact us.

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Let us know about your experience through our student experience survey.