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Student Surveys

The Student Experience Team is responsible for the delivery of the annual survey campaigns, alongside colleagues from across the University. This page aims to detail information about each of the surveys, and act as a resource bank for Staff. If you would like any of the resources in an alternative format, please contact experience@sgul.ac.uk

Annual Surveys

National Student Survey (NSS)

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a survey of all final year undergraduates in the UK and it gathers students' opinions on the quality of their courses. The survey is conducted by Ipsos MORI, an independent research agency. It is commissioned by the Office for Students (OfS) on behalf of the UK funding and regulatory bodies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The survey can be accessed by eligible students from mid-January to the end of April, with results normally being published by mid-July. 

For 2023, the St George's NSS survey campaign will run from 6 February until 17 March, however students will be able to complete the survey up until 30 April. 

As an incentive, each student who completes the NSS will be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 5 prizes of £200.

 

Table of NSS Resources
 Resource Name Resource Link
 NSS Staff Briefing Guide 2023 (Word)  Download Here
 NSS Staff Briefing and Key Information 2023 (Recording)  Download Here
 Inappropriate Influence Helpsheet (PDF)  Download Here
 IPSOS Mori Fieldwork Activity Helpsheet (PDF)  Download Here
 NSS Core Questionnaire 2023 (PDF)  Download Here 
 Email Template - Course Director to Teaching Team (Word)  Download Here
 Email Template - Course Director/Lead/Teaching Staff to Students (Word)  Download Here
 Email Template - Course Lead to Students 20 February (Word)  Download Here
 Email Template - Course Lead to Students 6 March (Word)  Download Here
 Teaching Slides (PowerPoint)  Download Here
 Teaching Slides (PDF)  Download Here

 

 

Student Experience Survey (SES)

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is an internal survey run for all non-final year undergraduates at St George's. The questions are based upon those in the National Student Survey (NSS). The survey normally runs in February and March, with results normally being published by mid-April.

For 2023, the St George's SES survey campaign will run from 6 February until 31 March. The main activity will run alongside the NSS survey campaign.

As an incentive, each student who completes the SES will be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 5 prizes of £200.

 

  
Student Experience Survey Resources
 Resource Name  Resource Link
 Resource Name Resource Link
 SES Staff Briefing Guide 2023 (Word)  Download Here
 SES Core Questionnaire 2023 (PDF)  Download Here
 Email Template - Course Director/Lead to Teaching Team and Staff (Word)  Download Here
 Email Template - Course Lead to Students 13 February (Word)  Download Here
 Email Template - Course Lead to Students 27 February (Word)  Download Here
 Email Template - Course Lead to Students 13 March (Word)  Download Here
 Teaching Slides (PowerPoint)  Download Here
 Teaching Slides (PDF)  Download Here
 SES Poster (PDF)  Download Here
 SES Graphic (JPG)  Download Here

 

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) enables postgraduate students on taught courses to reflect and feedback on their studies and overall experience at St George's, including supervision, resources, postgraduate community, skills and professional development. The survey is facilitated by Advance HE, a national organisation encouraging excellence in Higher Education. Further information about the survey is available on the Advance HE Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey webpage . 

The survey normally runs from February to mid-June, with results normally being published at the end of July. 

For 2023, the St George's PTES survey campaign will run from 28 April until 16 June.

As an incentive, each student who completes the PTES will be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 5 prizes of £200.

Resources will be posted here in due course.

 

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) enables postgraduate research students the opportunity to feedback on their experience at St George's, including aspects such as supervision, resources, research community, skills and professional development, and wellbeing. The survey, like the PTES, is facilitated by Advance HE. Further information about the survey is available on the Advance HE Postgraduate Research Experience Survey webpage

The survey normally runs from February to mid-June, with results normally being published at the end of July.

St George's runs the PRES every 2 years, and the next survey will be run in 2024.

 

Student Online Teaching Surveys (SOLTS)

The Student Online Teaching Survey (SOLTS) gives students the opportunity to give feedback on specific modules throughout their programmes of study. SOLTS is run internally, and comprises of 10 questions about a module's content, delivery, assessment and the effectiveness of individual lecturers. The questions also include free text sections where students can leave more detailed comments about their experiences.

The survey is delivered at the end of a module or period of study. 

 

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