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.

The Pulse Survey is an all student survey which runs every two months (October, December, February and April).

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

Each month 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 academic year 21/22 have included:

  • Access to accommodation and GPs in Edinburgh
  • Personal tutors / supervisors and school student support
  • 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