Pulse Survey

The University of Edinburgh Pulse Survey runs every 2 months to give students the chance to provide feedback on their experiences over the course of the year.

In academic year 2022/23, the Pulse Survey will run twice – in December 2022 and March 2023. It gives students the chance to provide feedback on their experiences in both semesters.

Each survey asks the same 11 core questions to track how students are feeling and how that changes over the course of the year.

There is also the opportunity for a small number of additional questions to be added to the survey.

How do I take part?

Each student will receive an email from Student Surveys asking them to participate in the survey. There will also be a link in MyEd.

What will I be asked?

There are 11 core questions split as follows:

  • Belonging and Experience (all)
  • Teaching and Learning (UGs and PGTs)
  • Research Experience (PGRs)

Additional topics in 22/23 have included:

  • Sense of belonging
  • Student support services

What happens to my responses?

All responses, including open comments, are analysed and the data used to make recommendations for improvements at the University.

Is the survey anonymous?

The Pulse Survey is confidential and all reporting is anonymous. Personal details are only used for demographic analysis and for the administration of the survey and prize draw. No student is identified from their responses.

More information on how student data is used can be found here:

Privacy Statement

Can I opt out of the survey?

Yes, just email

Who can I contact with any questions?

If you have any comments or questions about the Pulse Survey, please contact