Survey questions

The Subject Experience Survey (SuES) employs two standard sets of core questions. This ensures survey results are comparable across sessions and across subjects.

Survey layout

  • The General Subject Survey has 19 questions using a 5-point scale, plus 2 open-ended (text response) questions.
  • The WPL Survey, for subjects with 75% or greater work placement activity, has 17 questions using a 5-point scale, plus 2 open-ended (text response) questions.

Core questions

The Learning and Teaching Leadership Team has ratified revised sets of core questions for the Subject Experience Survey to be used from 202260 session onwards. You can download here the revised sets for the General Survey and for the WPL Survey.

You can see the current core questions of the SuES:

Adding questions

You are able to add up to five further questions to a survey where you would like to explore specific aspects related to the learning and teaching of a subject. Additional items are chosen from a large set of questions stored in the question bank.

When adding questions to customise your survey, do be mindful that students are asked to complete the SuES for each subject in which they are enrolled. A longer survey may be a disincentive for students to complete it.

Surveys are open to customisation one week after the census date and remain open until the day before the survey is released to students. You will receive an email notification with instructions when your surveys are available for customisation. You can always check the schedule of survey key administration dates.

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