Student Experience Survey

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is the main survey used by the University across our student population to measure student satisfaction.

Wellbeing support video

Improvements to your student experience - video series

In the first video Professor Mary Stiasny talks about mental health and well-being health support on offer for students.

Video about careers and employability

Careers and employability

Mr Craig O'Callaghan talks about improvements made to career support and employability resources.

Video about student engagement

Engagement and community

Mr Craig O'Callaghan talks about how improvements were made to encourage students to interact and develope their communities.

Video about assessment

Assessment during COVID-19

In the final video, Professor Mary Stiasny discusses improvements made to taking your exams online.


What is the SES?

The Student Experience Survey (SES) runs every two years. The SES 2021-22 was open to eligible students between 15 November 2021 and 30 January 2022.

The survey covers organisation and management, learning resources, professional development, assessment, communication and information, and the overall experience. You will be given the chance to identify improvements that you think will have the most impact in improving the experience of students and explain, in your own words, what you think is going well and what needs improving.

The survey usually takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

Results are analysed externally and considered by the University’s senior leadership, your programme directors, as well as committees, panels and teams across the University responsible for different parts of your experience.

Who is eligible to complete the SES?

Most current undergraduates and postgraduates are eligible for the survey. For the SES 2021-22, all students who had been active in the two years up to 1 September 2021 were included in the population.

What will happen to my feedback?

Data collected from this survey is analysed by independent researchers with experience of UK universities. Action planning takes place with programme teams and operational teams from the central University. This is monitored through our formal governance and quality assurance mechanisms.

I have a question about the survey

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact us.

Two students looking at course work together in class
The student experience survey runs every two years to allow students to feedback about their studies.