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Exploring Student Surveys

Date: April 30 - 2019
Location: Glasgow
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel

About this event

This event will explore key questions around the design, analysis and impact of student surveys. It links to the current Enhancement Theme, Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience which aims to support the Scottish higher education sector in making more effective use of evidence and data. Our event host will be the Theme Lead, Professor Alyson Tobin, Vice-Principal for Learning and Teaching, Edinburgh Napier University.

The event will cover the National Student Survey, developments in surveying postgraduate student views and other institutional survey activity such as module evaluation. 

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore key findings from the in-depth analysis of the Scottish sector National Student Survey performance. This work was undertaken by a team of University Planners and presented by Gavin Lee, Head of Strategic Planning, University of the West of Scotland.
  • Share institutional perspectives and approaches to a range of survey methods, analyses and response with an invited group of colleagues from across the sector. Contributors from Scotland will include the Open University in Scotland, the University of Strathclyde, Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of St Andrews and Heriot-Watt University. We will also have contributions from outwith Scotland from Professor Ian Dunn from the University of Coventry and Professor Jeremy Bradshaw from the University of Bath
  • Engage with an expert panel discussing the ways in which student surveys can support enhancement of the student learning experience and covering some provocations around the use and potential misuse of survey outcomes. The panel will include David Kernohan, Associate Editor WonkHE.


Further information about this event, including how to register, is available on our booking site.