Students are asked to provide written feedback on each module and you will be asked to complete a short set of questions on your experience in the last weeks of a module. The detailed results of these questionnaires are brought to the Staff/Student Committee. Points for action are noted with a view to improving the module the next time it runs.
The NSS is an annual survey of mostly final-year undergraduates in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the majority of institutions in Scotland. The survey is part of a Higher Education quality assurance system designed to generate more detailed public information about teaching quality and student satisfaction. NSS results are made publicly available to help prospective students make informed decisions about where and what to study. Institutions and students’ unions also use the anonymised data to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses to help effect change and bring about enhancements to improve the student experience for future generations of students.
Students on taught postgraduate programmes are surveyed biennially through the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, an external survey which allows the University to benchmark results with other institutions.
The University takes feedback from students very seriously and from time to time you will be invited to complete questionnaires and surveys about your experience of your programme of study and your experience of being a student at the University of Salford.
Each year the University runs an in-house student survey which supplements the annual external NSS survey. This is completed by undergraduate students on programmes at level 4 and 5 as well as those at level 6 who are not in the NSS population. The survey is completed online. Like the NSS the information gathered through these surveys will enable targeted enhancements to be made and improve the student experience.
You can become involved by acting as a Student Representative (or Rep). Reps are elected for all programmes of study at each academic level. Nominations are sought at the beginning of the academic year and all students are entitled to be nominated for election. A student representative from each level of your programme will be present at meetings of the Staff/Student Committee. Minutes of Staff/Student Committees can be found on Blackboard by clicking here. You may raise any points or concerns through your representative. Further information can be found at http://www.salfordstudents.com/reps