Student Surveys

Module Evaluation Questionnaires (MEQs) 

ForAll students excluding those on placement or taking dissertation modules
Survey DatesEnd of each Semester

Students are contacted by email and asked to complete MEQs for each of their modules. The anonymous online evaluation form covers key areas such as module design, assessment and feedback, and academic support. MEQs provide Schools/Departments with important module-by-module feedback and a better understanding of a student’s learning experience. Results are reviewed at Boards of Studies and Staff/Student Liaison Committees.

The Surrey Student Survey

ForAll students
Survey Dates20 November to 15 December 2017

The Surrey Student Survey gives every student the opportunity to give their feedback on all aspects of life at Surrey. This includes everything from the campus environment and social facilities to accommodation services and student advice. By completing the survey, Surrey students can play their part in helping the University to improve the student experience.

The National Student Survey (NSS)

ForFinal-year undergraduates
Survey Dates5 February to 30 April 2018

The NSS is an annual survey of mainly final-year undergraduates in the UK. It provides invaluable feedback to the University and to future students who may wish to study at Surrey. Students are invited to reflect on their course experience including assessment and feedback, organisation and management, and learning resources. 

To view last year’s NSS results, visit https://www.surrey.ac.uk/nss#about

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

ForPostgraduate taught students
Survey Dates16 April to 18 May 2018

PTES is a national survey designed specifically for postgraduate taught students and the results are benchmarked against other universities. Known as ‘The Postgraduate Voice’ at Surrey, the survey gives students the opportunity to share their views on their learning experience including quality of teaching, assessment and feedback, and skills development.

Privacy

The institution running this survey is the University of Surrey.  We have a named Data Protection Officer, James Newby, who can be contacted via dataprotection@surrey.ac.uk

By taking part in this survey, you will help us to understand better your experience of postgraduate taught programmes at Surrey, what lives up to expectations and what does not, what difficulties and challenges you face, and how we can improve things.  Any personal data you give us when you respond to this survey will be processed only with your consent which you give at the start of the survey.   

We collate responses so that we only use the data in a way that cannot identify individuals and do not use the individual responses you make to the survey.  We do not use data collected through the survey to make decisions about individuals or to analyse information on an individual level. All responses collected through the survey are stored by Jisc on our behalf.  Jisc share the survey responses with the Higher Education Academy.  The responses are held securely by Jisc, the University of Surrey and the Higher Education Academy.  The Higher Education Academy will use the data collected from the survey to support the University of Surrey and produce national reports.  They will not identify any individuals in these reports.

You can withdraw your consent to have your survey responses used in the ways described here and we will destroy your individual survey response, however we will keep the aggregate data which does not identify you within our datasets.  If you wish to have your survey response destroyed, please contact postgraduate.surveys@surrey.ac.uk.

All the data we gather from the survey will be kept for 10 years after the survey closes, so until May 2028, however we will remove any identifying information one year after the survey closes (May 2019).

If you feel that we have not handled your personal data appropriately then you can raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/   

If you have any questions about how your data will be handled, please email postgraduate.surveys@surrey.ac.uk

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

ForPostgraduate taught students
Survey Dates16 April to 18 May 2018

PRES is a national survey of postgraduate research students in the UK which gives students the opportunity to share their experiences of doing a research degree. It is the UK’s primary national survey of postgraduate research students and the only way for the University to benchmark how we are doing against other universities. The survey has led to changes and improvements in the postgraduate research student experience at Surrey so it is important that you make your voice heard.

Privacy

The institution running this survey is the University of Surrey.  We have a named Data Protection Officer, James Newby, who can be contacted via dataprotection@surrey.ac.uk

By taking part in this survey, you will help us to understand better your experience of postgraduate research programmes at Surrey, what lives up to expectations and what does not, what difficulties and challenges you face, and how we can improve things.  Any personal data you give us when you respond to this survey will be processed only with your consent which you give at the start of the survey.   

We collate responses so that we only use the data in a way that cannot identify individuals and do not use the individual responses you make to the survey.  We do not use data collected through the survey to make decisions about individuals or to analyse information on an individual level. All responses collected through the survey are stored by Jisc on our behalf.  Jisc share the survey responses with the Higher Education Academy.  The responses are held securely by Jisc, the University of Surrey and the Higher Education Academy.  The Higher Education Academy will use the data collected from the survey to support the University of Surrey and produce national reports.  They will not identify any individuals in these reports.

You can withdraw your consent to have your survey responses used in the ways described here and we will destroy your individual survey response, however we will keep the aggregate data which does not identify you within our datasets.  If you wish to have your survey response destroyed, please contact postgraduate.surveys@surrey.ac.uk.

All the data we gather from the survey will be kept for 10 years after the survey closes, so until May 2028, however we will remove any identifying information one year after the survey closes (May 2019).

If you feel that we have not handled your personal data appropriately then you can raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/   

If you have any questions about how your data will be handled, please email postgraduate.surveys@surrey.ac.uk.