At the University of Aberdeen we care about what you think and encourage you to provide us feedback. We want to know your thoughts on your experiences at the University including teaching, assessment and the facilities. Once we have collected feedback we use it to try to improve your experience of university life.
Here are some of the keys ways the University collects your feedback:
- Student Course Evaluation Forms
Towards the end of a course, your course co-ordinator should provide you with the opportunity to provide feedback on a course, using a ‘Student Course Evaluation Form (SCEF)’. SCEFs are available online and are created by the administration team with responsibility for the course you are taking.
You will be notified by email or by your course co-ordinator when a SCEF requires completion. SCEFs ask you to provide some feedback on aspects of the course as well as information on what you liked about it and what you felt could be improved upon. SCEF returns are anonymous.
Once completed, SCEFs are considered by the relevant course co-ordinator and Head of School. Ultimately, the University will consider the points raised in all SCEFs to ensure teaching is of a high quality.
The University greatly values your comments and they do help when we are working on ways to improve what we are able to offer.
- Focus Groups
At the University of Aberdeen we are committed to creating the best possible student experience for you. Using your ideas, expertise and feedback is a key part of this. Inform, feedback for your future provides you with a number of opportunities on how you can take an active role in shaping and driving change at the University of Aberdeen.
- Academic Representatives
Academic Representatives (Academic Reps) provide an important link between students, the University and AUSA.
They are responsible for listening & talking to the students in their class, representing their opinions and views to the University staff and passing information back to their colleagues and AUSA.
Academic Reps provide invaluable feedback on the learning and teaching experiences of students to individual discipline areas and Schools, and so influence students’ experiences at the University. But this can only happen with the support of committed students who put themselves forward as Academic Reps and because UoA academic staff across the institution are willing to listen to and take on student suggestions.
Interested? AUSA is responsible for the training, further events for and the support of Academic Reps.
To find out more you can:
- Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)
This committee, attended by Class reps, School representatives and Heads of School, is a platform for discussing student feedback.
In addition to these internal methods for collecting feedback, if you are in your final year of study, we actively encourage you to complete the National Student Survey (NSS), which runs from the end of January to the end of April each year.