At UWE Bristol one of our goals is to ensure that our students have the best experience possible. Listening and responding to the student voice is vital and we take student engagement very seriously. We gather student feedback in a number of ways and we view students as active participants in their learning, engaging them to work with us in developing their experience.
If you are a current student who is particularly interested in improving the student experience, you have the opportunity to become a Student Representative or a Student Experience Consultant.
What happens with the feedback we collect?
We encourage and collect feedback from you using a variety of methods. Some of these methods include providing feedback though your Student Reps, directly to your programme and module teams, as well as through national and university lead surveys.
Data from national surveys is supplemented with the information we receive through Student Reps, as well as local level feedback such as the programme survey. The University then uses this information to address the points you raise. The results are shared through Student Reps and The Students' Union at UWE.
Student Reps play a vital role in representing students' academic interests. The Student Rep system is run in partnership between UWE Bristol and The Students’ Union at UWE. Each year there are around 1,000 Student Reps elected from every level of every programme to champion the student voice.
If you would like to know more about becoming a Student Rep, how to get in touch with the rep for your course, or get more involved giving feedback on a number of different areas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Consultation Panel
The Student Consultation Panel is made up of students across the University who have volunteered to become Student Experience Consultants. These students are sent a range of opportunities to provide feedback on university projects. These vary from surveys, focus groups to workshops and user testing. The Student Consultation Panel has played an important part in supporting changes to areas such as assessment, library, accommodation and induction.
Programme and Module feedback
Providing feedback on your academic experience is important to ensure that the University can continually make improvements to the student experience and provisions.
- Programme Surveys - These surveys run annually and give you the opportunity to give your views on the programme you are studying. You are also encouraged to give ongoing feedback throughout the year to your programme leader and student reps.
- Module Feedback - Your programme team and module leaders will also provide you with mechanisms to feedback on modules. This can vary across programmes and may take the form of short surveys, focus groups, drop-ins of more informal in-class sessions. Students now have the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback on their modules.
Your feedback helps shape your university. Each year, you will have the opportunity to feedback on your student experience via national and university led student surveys, providing us with vital information needed to keep improving your courses and services.
These could include (but not limited to):
- National Student Survey – Final year undergraduates
- Postgraduate Taught Survey
- Postgraduate Research Experience Survey
- Programme Survey – Usually first- and second-year undergraduates.
Help and advice
- Student Reps – If you are not sure who your student rep is for your programme you can find out on your MyUWE Portal or Blackboard.
- Surveys – If you are having problems accessing a survey relevant to you or have other questions about the surveys and how they are run, please email the Student Partnership team at email@example.com.
- Complaints – You should be able to resolve any issues you have about your experience by the feedback mechanisms listed above. If you have exhausted these avenues and are still dissatisfied with a UWE Bristol provision or service and wish to make a complaint.