Survey fatigue? Does everyone want to know what you think, from Amazon to Tesco? Some surveys matter more than others.
The UK Engagement Survey (UKES) is open now. This survey (for 1st and 2nd year undergrads) is partly about you - your effort, and partly about what the Uni is doing to make your learning more interesting and relevant.
And you could win a £100 Amazon voucher by taking 10 minutes to answer this survey: https://chichester.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ukes-2018
This survey matters because 1) it's about your learning, and 2) the Uni acts on student feedback. For example, in UKES 2017, Psychology and Counselling students gave less than desirable results on the topic of “Acquiring employability skills (e.g. skills to help you get a job such as CV writing or career planning).” The staff have targeted this area as a particular challenge requiring immediate attention, for example:
We have, for the first time this year, facilitated access to one-to-one tailored employability sessions with Careers and Employability staff.
Our Careers and Employability team offers CV writing and preparation for interviews to all our students from level 4 to level 6.
We have also encouraged and supported a diversified range of work experiences, such as voluntary research internships, where students have an opportunity to apply and expand the transferable skills explored on our courses.
The UKES survey is open until 27 April 2018. Your anonymous responses will be combined with those of others to help the University to gain deeper insights into student engagement, and improve future support for the learning of students like you.