In order to measure the quality of your learning and student experience, we undertake a number of national surveys and internal surveys where we can compare results with other institutions, so that we can identify strengths and areas for improvement.

Final year undergraduate student? Take the NSS before 31 April 2021

The National Student Survey (NSS) gives final year undergraduate students the opportunity to say what you think about your course at the University of Bedfordshire. It allows you to say both what you liked and what you think could be improved. Your feedback will be used to help those considering higher education to make decisions about where and what to study.

Results are also reported anonymously to course teams and wider University departments to inform action planning.

Take the UKES before 17 June 2021

The UKES survey is for Foundation Year, first and second year undergraduates at our main and LSC campuses.

It captures how students are supported to engage with their course. It also measures skill development and the effort students put into their learning and other activities.

It can be developmental, encouraging student reflection on the skills and learning gained and areas of weakness that they may wish to focus on for future development.

Take the PTES before 17 June 2021

The PTES is for students on a taught Postgraduate course (rather than a PG Research course) that started before December 2020.

It covers all aspects of the student experience and includes questions covering support, teaching and resources. There are also questions relating to student engagement and skills development. It is the largest survey for Postgraduate students in the UK and the results will help enhance the experience of Postgraduate students at Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire Unit Surveys (BUS) are an opportunity for all students to comment on their learning experiences. The BUS asks students to give feedback on teaching, content, support and resources connected to their learning on a specific unit. This feedback is then used to enhance the students educational experience.

The BUS is an online survey and links will be posted on BREO when the survey becomes available for your units.

Each month we want to hear your views and opinion on different aspects of the student experience. The results from the surveys go to the Student Partnership Committee which is chaired by the Vice Chancellor. The results are also used to help shape the university strategy. Keep an eye out for the topic of the month surveys in your inbox, on the banner on the student portal or the internal screens.

Graduate Outcomes is a national survey which gathers information about the activities and viewpoints of graduates 15 months after they’ve finished their studies. For more information visit Graduate Outcomes


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