Student satisfaction

We value student feedback and use many methods to gather the student voice to enhance their experiences.

Taking part in national student surveys

Who better to help us continuously improve our performance than our students? As well as taking part in national student surveys, we regularly gather feedback from UWE Bristol students and use it to inform our improvement plans.

Universities across the country take part in the National Student Survey (NSS). This annual independent survey gives final year students the chance to provide feedback on what it has been like to study at the University.

We value student feedback in all forms and are continuously making efforts to enhance the student experience. In the 2019 NSS results we achieved 88% in overall student satisfaction which puts us 2nd in England and 7th in the UK, excluding small specialist providers.

Find out more about UWE Bristol's ranking and reputation.

Gathering postgraduate experience

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from taught postgraduate students about their learning and teaching experience. We have been in the top 10 for student satisfaction for three consecutive years. We use the results to continually improve our programmes and the wider student experience.

Postgraduate researchers provide feedback every two years on our supervision, progress monitoring and resources. Our Graduate School uses the results to highlight where we can improve their experience.

Module feedback surveys

Our Module Feedback Surveys help us collect feedback on the student experience for all years. Once collected, we use the data to inform our development. Survey data is supplemented with information from student reps and local feedback such as module feedback forms.

We then use this to monitor course satisfaction and make changes where needed.

Listening to the student voice

As well as the formal surveys our students are always welcome to share their thoughts with us about what we could do better. Students are always able to provide feedback on their programme via their Student Rep or by emailing our student voice team.

We value student feedback and ensure that the student voice is heard throughout the decision-making levels at the University. By working in partnership with The Students' Union we hope to empower students to make a positive difference to their experience.