What is the Student Experience Survey?

The Student Experience Survey is an annual survey of Imperial students which aims to gather feedback on a range of College services and on Imperial College Union. The survey seeks to understand students’ opinions on life at Imperial beyond lecture theatres or labs.

The 2016/17 survey ran from Friday 25 November 2016 until Sunday 5 February 2017.

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Who is the survey for?

The 2016/16 survey is for all non-final year undergraduate students and all taught postgraduate (Master's) students.

Final year undergraduates are not included as they are be asked to complete the National Student Survey (NSS) in January.

Postgraduate research students are not included this year because they will be asked to complete the national biennial Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) later in the academic year.

Why do we run the Student Experience Survey?

The survey gives students an opportunity to let the us know how their time at Imperial is going, how we're doing and what we could better. The higher the response rate to the survey the more effectively it can be used to make changes.

As an added incentive, students who completed the survey had the option to enter a prize draw to win one of the following prizes:

  • 4 x £50 Amazon vouchers
  • 10 x £30 Amazon vouchers
  • 2 x £20 Union Shop vouchers
  • 6 x £10 Union Shop vouchers

How are responses kept anonymous?

The Student Experience Survey is anonymous, when the survey closes no personal identifying information is kept alongside responses. Even if participants choose to enter the prize draw at the end of the survey a username is not stored alongside a survey response.

Who should I contact if I have any questions or problems when completing the survey?

If you have any problems with, or any questions about, the Student Experience Survey please get in touch with us by sending an email to studentexperiencesurvey@imperial.ac.uk.