Student experience surveys
Student experience surveys can be an important source of information about students' learning experiences. We support higher education institutions and disciplines to use survey data for enhancement purposes.
Our work is centred around three different surveys:
We support institutions and disciplines to interpret and use NSS data to make real improvements in learning and teaching. In addition to disseminating research and examples of good practice, we produce subject specific analyses of the data, and directly support institutions and departments to effectively explore and use their results.
PRES and PTES comprise a unique service run by the HEA and made available to UK HEIs which have postgraduate provision. The surveys allow institutions to collect feedback on the experiences of their research and taught postgraduate students, in an anonymous and user-friendly way. Each institution’s data is confidential to that institution, ensuring result are used for enhancement purposes rather than for league tables. Participating institutions are able to benchmark their results against the national sector aggregate and those of similar institutions by joining benchmarking clubs.
Surveys for Enhancement
All our surveys work aims to help the higher education sector use information collected by surveys to inform enhancements to the student learning experience. Our flagship event is the annual Surveys for Enhancement Conference. Information about the 2013 conference can be found at:
Presentations from 2012 conference, including those by keynote speakers Professor Keith Trigwell and Gwen van der Velden, can be found at:
For PRES and PTES we continue to support institutions after the survey period has ended through a range of postgraduate enhancement resources and activities.