The current pandemic has changed the methods of teaching and learning at Strathclyde. We need your help! Your feedback will help us identify areas of good practice and where to make improvements, as well as inform changes to the way the University operates after the pandemic restrictions are lifted. This is your chance to help make real change!
Despite the current restrictions we are all living under due to the pandemic, the University is looking forward to the future. We need your help to identify what worked well and what didn't in semester one to enable us to make changes for the better in semester two and beyond. Your feedback will help us define new ways of working post-pandemic and this is your chance to help shape the "New Normal" at Strathclyde in the future.
As an additional incentive and a thank you for participating, you will have the chance to opt into our prize draw to win one of four £300 Amazon (or other online retailer of your choice) voucher!
You can access the survey through Myplace or via the link sent to your Strathclyde email address.
Please check the University's FAQ pages for students for more information on the current restrictions.
During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has had to implement a number of new ways of working, from delivering bite sized lectures online to introducing Zoom across the institution. This survey is a consultation of the students at Strathclyde, to find out what has worked during the restrictions and what needs to be improved with a view to implement changes in how the University operates in the post-pandemic world.
The survey will launch soon and will close before the end of January 2021.
We want to hear from all students at Strathclyde - postgraduate and undergraduate, research students and taught students - who would normally attend on campus.
The Student Survey Team, within Education Enhancement, will run the survey.
This survey is a way of asking your views about the way the University has run over semester one, to help identify what works and where changes needs to be made. The survey will also ask you for your insights and suggestions on the way forward for both semester two and after the pandemic restrictions are lifted.
You’ll have a number of opportunities to comment, in your own words, on several areas in the survey. So that we can confidently share these, please try to avoid comments that:
- Could enable you as an individual to be identified
- Name individuals
- Make references that could identify an individual
You will receive and email invitation to your @strath email address once the survey launches that will include your unique link to the survey. Follow up reminders will also be sent during the survey period. After the launch date you can also check on Myplace to see if you have any active surveys to take part in.
To enter the prize draw, you will have to tick a box in the survey. Once the survey closes, a random number generator will be used to identify the winner. The winning student will then be contacted via email and a voucher issued.
All the information gathered in the survey will be collated and reported on at an aggregate and anonymised level. This will be shared across the University with University managers and department heads for review.
Your responses will be treated confidentially within the University, only the Student Survey Team will have access to individual responses. The results from the survey will be presented in the form of aggregate statistical summaries. Individuals should not be identifiable from their responses in any data disseminated from the Student Survey Team. Any free text comments from respondents which allow an individual to be identified will be redacted or removed prior to presentation. During the survey, respondents will be asked to give ideas on promoting social interactions that may be shared with Strath Union. This data will be disassociated from other responses to the survey and shared with Strath Union.
Further details about the University’s Data Protection policy for students are available online.
Although we are keen to hear from everyone, you can opt out of the survey at any time. There will be a link to opt out of the survey at the end of your initial invitation and in any reminders you receive.
The results of the survey will be used by the University and Students’ Union to inform changes to the student experience.
The survey results will be downloaded and stored, in anonymised electronic format, within Education Enhancement at the end of the survey.