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Webinar - Making sense of surveys

Date: May 21 - 2019
Location: Online

This webinar will take place on 21 May 2019 from 12:30 to 13:15 and is free to attend.  

As part of the current Enhancement Theme, QAA Scotland will present a series of webinars aimed at helping you use data to enhance the student experience. Facilitated by a range of sector leaders and experts, these valuable sessions will consider the use of different types of data (both quantitative and qualitative) in a range of contexts.

About this webinar

Student surveys are powerful sources of evidence about learning and teaching, but they also have important statistical limitations. Discussions about tools such as the National Student Survey often become polarised; honesty about the limitations of the data can help to foster more balanced views. This webinar will discuss a range of accessible ways in which National Student Survey (NSS) data can be presented that take the statistical limitations into account, and will explore what realistic expectations about the NSS’s enhancement role might look like.


Dr Alex Buckley is Senior Learning Enhancement Advisor at the University of Strathclyde, where he collects and analyses a range of student feedback in order to help departments make improvements to assessment and feedback. Prior to arriving at Strathclyde he led the Higher Education Academy’s student surveys team, and his work was focused on helping institutions across the UK to use the NSS for the enhancement of learning and teaching.

Who should attend?

This webinar will be of interest to a wide range of staff and students, but may be of particular value to those in teaching leadership roles within the Scottish higher education sector.

Please note that we will be recording the webinar, and will capture text chat along with video and audio. We hope you can join the webinar but if you are unable to do so, the video will be available on our YouTube channel.


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