University Life – Have Your Say!
As a Russell Group University – as a Research-led University – it’s important that the University is continuously researching not just across the academic spectrum – but researching itself as well.
As result, you now have the opportunity to have your say on what you think about your University experience – just go to your SUSSED accounts and look for an email from i-Graduate. The survey takes no more than 10 minutes – and is vital for both the University and SUSU.
The University wants to hear what you are enjoying about University life and what you think can be improved in areas such as living, learning and support, because over the time you spend here at University, they hope to make it better – but that’s not the only reason why filling out the survey is important.
A large part of what SUSU does is representation – ensuring that your individual views as students are heard by the University and dealt with. As a representative body, SUSU also wants to fight for students on the right causes, because on a daily basis, SUSU takes part in a whole range of discussions on how best to improve the student experience.
With your help in filling out the survey – we can put pressure on the University and work with them to make changes to your experience that will mean you will have a better time.
Those in final year of Undergraduate studies will not have an email with the survey – but that’s because you will have the National Student Survey to complete in January – which is the annual survey where you can hold the University to account, and ultimately have a huge impact on where the University stands in the UK League Tables.
Last year, students from across the University showed that feedback on assessment was not up to scratch. I’ve been fully focussed on improving feedback, with a set of projects currently underway to help develop feedback, and a large part of the survey being sent to non-final year students is based around understanding this issue.
And this isn’t the only way SUSU is attempting to find out more about what students think on feedback assessment; as of next week, the Southampton SIFE society (Students in Free Enterprise) will be conducting focus groups in each Faculty, paying £10 per participant, as well as paid interviews with students from specific courses.
More information about the SIFE project will be given on Friday – but if you’re interested in registering your interest for the focus groups or interviews, or want to know more about how I am tackling bad feedback, email me at email@example.com