Students were able to have their say in two surveys and enjoy some free goodies
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) recently concluded its Survey Week, which ran from 30th January to 3rd February. During the week, students were encourage to take part in two surveys: the BGU Student Satisfaction Survey (BGUSSS) and the National Student Survey (NSS).
The BGUSSS provides students with the opportunity to reflect on various aspects of their learning experience, including teaching, assessment, support, and resources. The NSS is a national survey that encourages final-year students to share their views on their overall experience at the University. Both surveys provide vital data that helps the University understand what is working well and where improvements need to be made.
As part of the activities, students had the opportunity to meet some friendly dogs, enjoy delicious treats, free pizza, and engage with the Students’ Union clubs and societies. Those who participated in the BGUSSS were entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a £50 One4all voucher and a £5 catering voucher for use in The Union Bar, Curiositea, or the Refectory (to be collected in person). NSS entries had the chance to win up to £150 reimbursement towards graduation costs.*
In addition to the two surveys, What Uni also visited the campus, so students could write a review about BGU for the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards. Those who participated in this were entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a £2,000 voucher.*
BGU saw an excellent turn out for Survey Week, with response rates for both surveys up on the same time last year. The University values and considers all feedback given by its students and this is an opportunity for students to make their voices heard and be part of shaping the learning community at BGU. The information provided by these surveys is considered at University level and used to inform the University's strategic planning processes. This ensures that the University is continually working to improve the quality of the student experience, in line with student feedback. Each autumn, BGU produces a summary document reviewing the findings of both surveys and outlining key information, as well as detailing how the University plans to improve in key areas.