Student experience surveys

A range of student experience surveys has been launched to provide the University with vital feedback on the experience and satisfaction of our students.

Students in library

This year, we are gathering more feedback than ever before by launching the Edinburgh Student Experience Survey for non-final year undergraduates.

This will run alongside the National Student Survey which seeks the views of final year undergraduates on their programme of study and the University as a whole.

Postgraduate students will also be surveyed in the PTES (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) from 28 January 2013 and PRES (Postgraduate Research Experience Survey) from 5 March 2013.

How we use the findings

Findings from previous research with students are currently being used to shape on-going investment in enhancing the student experience.

Recent improvements that have resulted from student feedback include:

  • £60 million refurbishment of the Main Library including the creation of 600 additional study spaces.
  • Opening of the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library at King’s Buildings.
  • The new, user-friendly student email system.
  • Student Information Points, which provide signposting to student services and answer questions on any aspect of student life.
  • Improved assessment and feedback processes, ensuring all schools notify students of when and how they can expect to receive feedback on their work.

Student surveys

Find out more, including how to complete the student surveys.


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