As part of our commitment to actively engaging with students and listening to feedback, there are a variety of feedback mechanisms available for you to use to communicate your opinions. Below you can read about these different mechanisms and find links to upcoming events and key feedback dates for your diary.

ASK Forums

Every year we host an ASK Session with University Principal George Boyne. This is a great opportunity to meet the Principal and ask him any questions you have. Previously, a range of interesting topics have been raised, from queries about the University’s different campuses abroad and future strategic plans, to matters close to the heart of many students’ including the University’s approach to sustainability and processes that impact students every day.

The most recent ASK Sessions took place early in November. Click the button below to view the archive of recent Principal Q&A's.

 

Focus Groups

Attending a focus group is a great way to provide your views and help to influence the development of services at the University of Aberdeen.

Check back here regularly to see what Focus Groups are upcoming, and look out for promotion of these in our regular student e-newsletter and social accounts!

Surveys

Surveys are an important way for you to let us know about your University experience. We aim to keep the number of institutional surveys that you receive to a minimum.

The Aberdeen Student Experience Survey provides you with an opportunity to tell us what you think and help us to identify our priorities for the year ahead. All students are invited to take part in the survey (and have the chance to win some great prizes) in October each year.

National Student Survey (NSS)

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.

The National Student Survey (NSS) is open from 6 January to 30 April 2020. The NSS gives you the opportunity to say what you think about your course at your university/college. It allows you to say both what you liked and what you think could be improved.

The NSS is open now, and with every student who completes it, the University will donate £2 to AUSA chosen charities.

Academic Representative

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.

For more information contact or speak to your Course Coordinator

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)
This committee, attended by Class reps, School representatives and Heads of School, is a platform for discussing student feedback.
Course Feedback Form

Towards the end of a course, your course co-ordinator should provide you with the opportunity to provide feedback on a course, using a Course Feedback Form. Course Feedback Forms 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 Course Feedback Form requires completion. Course Feedback Forms 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. Course Feedback Form returns are anonymous.

Once completed, Course Feedback Forms are considered by the relevant course co-ordinator and Head of School. Ultimately, the University will consider the points raised in all Course Feedback Forms 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.