Giving Feedback 

There are a number of ways in which you can give feedback on any aspect of your time at the University. Student feedback is incredibly valued and is used by staff to make improvements to your student experience. The information below outlines just a few ways in which you can give feedback. 

Accelerate is an end of module and programme feedback survey that gives you the chance to anonymously share your experience of all your modules with the module convenor. The online survey is open to all students and consists of a series of tick-box and free text sections. You can give feedback on a range of themes, including: teaching time; assessment and feedback; and module content. Accelerate provides invaluable feedback which is used by lecturers to identify where changes can be made to enhance a module for current and future students.

Accelerate is generally open the last two weeks of each academic team, and you will receive an email when the survey is open to complete. This email with also include a link to the survey, which you can also find here.

The National Student Survey is a nationally recognised annual survey of final year undergraduates in the UK. The survey provides students with the opportunity to give honest feedback on their experience of their course and time at the University - both positive and negative. All responses are anonymised and offer extremely valued feedback which enables staff to improve programmes.

 The NSS asks 27 questions relating to all aspects of your time at University, including: 

  • Teaching and learning 
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Academic support 
  • Organisation and management
  • Learning resources
  • Student voice
  • And; Overall satisfaction 

 The survey generally opens in late January each year. If you are eligible to participate, you will receive an email from Ipsos Mori and the University with more information about the survey at this time. 

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey and Postgraduate Research Experience Survey are national surveys run in collaboration with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The primary aim of the surveys are to allow you to reflect, and give honest feedback on your overall experience of studying at the University. The results of the survey are analysed and offer extremly valuable feedback which enables staff to improve the postgraduate programme experience. 

PTES and PRES consist of a range tick-box and free text questions relating to all aspects of your time at the University, including: 

  • Teaching and learning
  • Engagement
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Organisation and management
  • Skills development 

PTES and PRES generally open in February/ March each year. If you are eligible to participate, you will receive an email from the University with more information. 

You can give feedback throughout the year to your discipline Student-Staff Liaison Committee. SSLCs meet at least once a term and work throughout the year to raise any concerns or ideas students have and work proactively with staff to resolve concerns and discuss ideas. SSLCs are able to enact real change within their department, and welcome any input from students. You can give feedback on any aspect of your course, including: 

  • Ideas for change
  • Good practice, e.g. about a particular module convenor
  • Feedback on any part of your learning, e.g. assessment and feedback 
  • Feedback on any part of the University, e.g. Library, IT, and other facilities 

You can give feedback to any of your department's SSLC representatives who will take issues forward for you. All feedback received is anonymised and treated with respect. To find out more, and view your department student reps, please visit the Student Representation intranet page

Acting on Feedback 

As well as giving feedback, we encourage all students to actively engage with feedback, and lead on any ideas for change. If you are interested in acting on an idea for change you have, you should consider becomming a student Change Agent