Student Surveys - Responding to Student Feedback
Central to Cardiff University’s ambitions to become a world-leading university is the importance of ‘creating an environment in which staff and students can achieve their full potential’. An element of this environment is the increasing expectation of students in terms of the quality of their educational and living experiences. In recent years, the range of opportunities for student feedback has increased significantly, with Cardiff students contributing to a number of cross institutional surveys. These surveys provide valuable data for use both nationally and within Cardiff, in order that the University can continue to attract and retain students of the highest quality.
Cardiff students contribute to the following surveys at institutional level:
‘Project Q’ consists of a number of surveys and other evaluative exercises which aims to understand and enhance the student experience of Cardiff University; the project has been developed jointly between the University and its Students’ Union since 2004. To date, more than six thousand Cardiff students have contributed to the project by completing questionnaires or contributing to focus groups.
The Student Satisfaction Survey asks students to provide feedback on the services offered by the Students' Union.
The National Student Survey (NSS) seeks the views of final year undergraduates on the quality of their course, the way they are taught and assessed, and their overall satisfaction with resources and facilities.
The International Student Barometer (ISB) gauges opinion amongst international students across a range of issues.
The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) was first run in 2007 and seeks to enhance the quality of postgraduate research degree provision through a series of national and institution-specific questions
These surveys supplement the various feedback exercises involving students within their academic School.