You Said, We Did: How Your Feedback Works in LLMVC
Here in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, we are always thinking about how we can develop and improve our teaching. As part of that, we value your feedback, and are always keen to hear your views.
There are several ways you can tell us what you think, whether it’s positive or negative: course evaluation forms, via student representatives at Staff-Student Liaison Committees, or directly to your course co-ordinator. Don’t wait if there is something you think we need to know. Your course co-ordinator will always be pleased to discuss the course with you, and how you are finding it.
Here are some things we developed in 2016 through your feedback:
- Changes to assessment, with different types of coursework and fewer exams.
- Course content refreshed, with new texts and primary materials introduced.
- More time spent on grammar revision in Modern Languages.
- Redesigned dissertation courses in English and Spanish & Latin American Studies.
- Innovations in teaching, including the use of ‘flipped classrooms’ and poster sessions.
As a final-year student, you are also invited to complete the National Student Survey (NSS), when you can comment on your experience as a whole. The survey opens in January and closes in April. If you are in your final year, please take a few minutes to complete the survey and tell us what you think.
In 2016, the NSS gave us some very encouraging news. We had great scores for teaching, with an overall score of 92% and some very strong scores for Film & Visual Culture (99%), Language & Linguistics (97%), English (94%), and Spanish & Latin American Studies (93%). Your teachers also scored highly for their enthusiasm, with an overall rating of 94%, and outstanding performances in Spanish & Latin American Studies (100%), Language & Linguistics (96%), Film & Visual Culture (95%), English (95%), French & Francophone Studies (92%) and German Studies (90%). It also told us about things for improvement, including prompt return of work and helpfulness of feedback, and we’ve been working on those during this year.
Don’t forget that we are here for you. Make sure that you use all the opportunities available to you to let us know what’s working well, and what could work better.
Thanks for reading, and good luck with your studies!
Professor Edward Welch
Head of School
School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture