Today is launch day for the Internal Student Survey 2018. The short version is the ISS is the opportunity for year 1 and 2 students to feedback to the University about their experience at UCA so far. Your feedback is valued very highly by the University.
Okay - so what does the survey entail? 30 core questions relating to the following aspects of the student learning experience:
- Teaching on my Course (Are you learning stuff and is it challenging?)
- Assessment and Feedback (i.e. blogs/tutorials/OGRs/crits/proformas etc)
- Academic Support (feedback/availability of help etc.)
- Organisation and Management (timetables & communication between staff & students etc.)
- Learning Resources
- Personal Development (i.e. core skills/greater confidence presenting/writing/drawing/doing etc).
- Overall Satisfaction
- Students' Union
The survey doesn't take long, but it is important you consider your responses carefully. It may feel like just another box-ticking exercise - but it isn't. The ISS survey is crucial to our understanding of what you think about us, and UCA more broadly. You're telling us about the things we're doing well and where stuff needs improving. You're highlighting the weaknesses and safe-guarding the good bits. You can help your course team make things better. Your feedback is used to improve the experience for future students, so be honest, but be constructive. Your views on what we do become part of formal monitoring processes within the University, which promotes discussion and debate. In short - data derived from the ISS - from you - is taken very seriously! Rest assured, the findings of the survey are anonymous!
If, when you've completed the survey, could you leave a 'Done it' comment on this post that would be helpful, as it means I can stop badgering you! Much appreciated.
If you have any queries regarding the ISS - for example, should you experience difficulty logging in or accessing the survey, please email firstname.lastname@example.org