Listening to our students’ voice
7 March 2012
The drive is on for a record Cardiff response to this year's National Student Survey.
Last year, we achieved our best-ever response rate of 71 per cent for the survey, which questions students nationwide about all aspects of their academic experience.
The high response helped us establish a clear picture of its strengths and the areas needing action. New initiatives under way as a result include:
- New targets and standards on feedback
- Improved student representation through the Academic Reps project
- Extended library opening hours
- Improved examination scheduling
We want to see an even higher response rate for 2012 – and all staff can play a part.
Professor Stephen Denyer, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Students said: “The National Student Survey is important to Cardiff University for a number of reasons. We use it alongside our other feedback mechanisms to build up a detailed understanding of what our students think about us and how best to respond. I think it also helps create a real sense of legacy for students – that the answers they give now will translate into actions benefiting future generations of students.
“With this in mind, it is vitally important we achieve another high response rate in the 2012 survey. I’d like to thank all staff for their efforts last year in making students aware of the survey and encouraging them to take part. Early signs for this year are looking promising, but we need to increase our efforts, whether it is through announcements at lectures or seminars, or promotional materials around the Schools.”
Further information on how staff can help promote National Student Survey 2012 can be found at www.cardiff.ac.uk/studentvoice/nss-staff-info