Student Surveys

All the data we gather is used to shape future decisions about the full spectrum of areas that make up the student experience. We analyse the results from the surveys and make recommendations for change based on the findings. Some of the findings may prompt further research so we can gain more of an understanding of how students feel about particular issues.

National Student Survey (NSS)

The annual National Student Survey runs from late January to the end of April and seeks the views of final-year undergraduates on a range of areas relating to your higher education experience.

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

The annual Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey runs from March to June and is the chance for taught postgraduates to give feedback on their experiences on learning and teaching at the University.

Edinburgh Student Experience Survey

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

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) runs every two years from March to May and is a chance for research postgraduates to feed back on their experience.

International Student Barometer (ISB)

The International Student Barometer runs in the Autumn each year and tracks the opinions and experiences of students studying outside their home country.

Data and privacy

The data we gather is analysed and reported within the University to help us make changes or inform additional research.

Contact the Student Surveys Unit

Who to contact for Student Surveys queries