HEPI-HEA Student Academic Experience Survey

GAIN UNIQUE AND ESSENTIAL INSIGHTS INTO THE STUDENT ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

The annual Student Academic Experience Survey shows how full-time undergraduate students rate their time in higher education and their attitudes towards policy issues that impact upon them.  It has been designed and developed in partnership with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and run independently by YouthSight. The survey:

  • Helps you better understand student expectations, perceptions and their experience of learning and teaching
  • Provides key facts and insights to help you improve the student academic experience
  • Plays a key role in influencing policy at a national level

HEPI - HEA Student academic experience survey

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Student Academic Experince Survey (SAES)

PINPOINT HOW YOU CAN SHAPE AND MEET STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

The Student Academic Experience Survey is the only survey that provides essential data on key topics including contact hours, the number of assignments and student expectations of the time it takes academics to return these assignments, student wellbeing, their knowledge of access to counselling services and student perceptions on value for money. 

 

 

Student Academic Experience Survey (SAES)

THRIVE IN A WORLD OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Over 15,000 full-time undergraduate students participate in the Student Academic Experience Survey annually. Respondents are drawn from the YouthSight student panel, which is made up of over 78,000 undergraduate students in the UK. Since its launch in 2006, it has had a significant impact on policymakers particularly as demonstrated in the 2015 higher education green paper and the 2016 higher education white paper.

In particular, the survey illustrates where universities can take action to shape and meet the expectations of students in terms of their teaching and learning experience.   

Student Academic Experience Survey (SAES)

Final Reports

The findings along with previous years’ reports can be downloaded here.

Key findings from the 2016 survey which universities should consider include:

  • The clear link between value for money, meeting expectations, maximising teaching hours and teaching quality;
  • A huge majority of students are not receiving enough information about how their tuition fees are being spent;
  • Students’ anxiety levels are markedly high;
  • Students make a significant connection between the number of contact hours and value for money.

 

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The importance of SAES

The 2016 Survey reveals some crucial findings for policymakers as they implement the biggest higher education reforms for a generation.

Nick Hillman, Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute

Engaging in ongoing dialogue with students to share expectations so as to prepare and equip them well for the world beyond higher education - that is the key lesson from this year's survey.

Professor Stephanie Marshall, Chief Executive, The Higher Education Academy

Applicants are currently poorly-informed about the content and teaching structure of courses, as well as the job prospects they can expect. This can lead to regret: the recent Higher Education Academy (HEA)-Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Student Academic Experience Survey found that over one third of undergraduates in England believe their course represents very poor or poor value for money.

Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice (Government White Paper on Higher Education, May 2016, p.11)

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