Autumn 2014 UCL Student Barometer opened on 11 November
6 November 2014
The Autumn 2014 Student Barometer opened on Tuesday 11 November.
It covers all aspects of students' experience, from what it was that made them choose us, the application process, and how satisfied they are with a range of learning, living and support areas. This gives UCL a rounded picture of what our students are thinking, and enables us to focus our attention on areas where we could do better, as well as celebrating what we are doing well.
The survey takes place at over 100 British and foreign universities, enabling us to compare our performance internationally, across the UK, and between participating institutions within London and the Russell Group.
The results of the Student Barometer are confidential to UCL, but are shared with key colleagues across the institution, via presentations and access to an online tool allowing us to drill down into the data. The results of the survey are also discussed at the Student Experience Forum. Chaired by Prof. Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs), this committee brings together Deans, Faculty Tutors, Heads of Professional Services and UCLU Sabbatical Officers, and focuses on areas where improvements need to be made.
Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs) said 'As a result of this feedback, we are ensuring that all students get the Careers advice they want, both from UCL Careers, and within their departments. Work is being done to tailor support to all our various types of student, whose requirements vary according to their level of study and experience. I encourage all students to take part in the survey so that we can respond even better to their requirements.'
The Student Barometer is anonymous and should take around 12 minutes to complete and students can take part by clicking the personalised link to the survey which has been sent to their UCL inbox. Most questions can be answered with a click, but there are also opportunities for students to add their own comments. The survey is anonymous and no information is traceable back to any individual. And every student who completes the survey has the chance to win £1,000 for themselves or an equivalent donation to a charity of their choice.