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Student surveys: your views matter

Students are being asked to give their views on University life to help shape the way the institution is run.

They are invited to complete a survey that encourages them to share their experiences at Edinburgh - what they liked and what can be improved.

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How to take part

The survey is part of an initiative that enables students to give feedback at every stage of their academic careers.

All surveys are anonymous and available to take online.

The annual Edinburgh Student Experience Survey seeks the views of all non-final year undergraduates on a range of areas relating to their experience at University.

Final-year undergraduate students have the chance to leave their mark at Edinburgh by completing the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015.

All students on a postgraduate taught programme can take part in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), which asks students across the UK about their course and learning experiences.

A fourth questionnaire, the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a UK-wide survey that collects the views of current postgraduate researchers.

Influence your Edinburgh experience

All the data gathered is used to shape future decisions on all aspects of the Edinburgh student experience.

The results are analysed and recommendations for change are made based on the findings. Some of the outcomes may prompt follow-up research that gives the University a better understanding of how students feel about particular issues.

You said, we listened

Initiatives developed in response to previous surveys include a £7million investment in projects aimed to deliver better academic and student support.

Student responses also drove a change in regulations to ensure feedback on work is prompt and useful.

Further information on how the University listens to student feedback can be found on the On the same page as you website.

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