Student Surveys

Module Evaluation Questionnaires (MEQs)

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

Towards the end of each Semester, students will be contacted by email and asked to complete a module evaluation questionnaire for each of their modules. This is an anonymous online evaluation form with five key areas: teacher support, learning experience and pedagogy, module design, student interaction, and assessment and feedback.

MEQs provide the School/Department with important module-by-module feedback and a better understanding of a student’s learning experience, quality of assessment and feedback, and student-teacher interaction. They are used for enhancing the student learning experience where appropriate. Student evaluation of learning and teaching is considered at Boards of Studies and Staff/Student Liaison Committees.

Shape Your Surrey Survey

ForAll students
Survey Dates1 November to 2nd December 2016

The Shape Your Surrey 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 survey is run by an independent organisation i-graduate and has been customised especially for the University.

You can read about some of the improvements we have made in direct response to student feedback by visiting

The National Student Survey (NSS)

ForFinal-year undergraduates
Survey Dates6 February to 30 April 2017

The NSS is an annual national survey that gives final-year students across the country the chance to have their say about their learning experience. It provides invaluable feedback to the University and to future students who may wish to study at Surrey.

The survey asks questions about eight key areas: teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development, overall satisfaction, and satisfaction with the Students' Union.

To view Surrey’s results from last year’s NSS, visit

The Postgraduate Voice

ForPostgraduate students
Survey Dates27 March to 18 May 2017

The Postgraduate Voice covers two surveys:

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is the national survey of postgraduate taught students in the UK which gives students the opportunity to share their student experience, with a focus on learning and teaching.

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is the national survey of postgraduate research students in the UK which gives students the opportunity to share their experiences of doing a research degree.

These are the UK’s primary national surveys of postgraduate students and they are the only way for the University to benchmark how we are doing against other universities. The surveys have led to changes and improvements in the postgraduate student experience at Surrey so it is important that you make your voice heard.