Every year the University run Student Experience Surveys in order to gather your feedback on your University experience and how this can be improved. We use your feedback to help develop courses and facilities at Swansea and improve the student experience. Each College creates an action plan of changes to make from your feedback.
The National Student Survey final year student answers play an important role in helping students make informed decisions about where and what to study and the data published annually on Unistats enables prospective students to compare Higher Education courses at different institutions. At a national level, the data provides quality assurance and accountability for all Universities.
The surveys include questions on:
- Academic support
- The teaching on my course
- Learning resources
- Organisation and management
- Learning opportunities
- Assessment and feedback
- Learning community
- Student voice
Together We Changed - How have we used your feedback?
In response to your feedback, the library have now installed two microwaves and a hot water boiler in the Bay Library café. There is also access to cold water.
- Introduced the timetable of office hours for lecturers/academics on blackboard to increase visibility for students
- Improved instructions on how to access timetables
- Created building maps for new students to make it easier to navigate Keir Hardy and James Callaghan
- Additional water coolers installed
- Students can now see real time usage of PCs to find a free computer
- Creation of study / social space in central atrium, designed to enable students to relax and work together
- Creation of Student Information Office to provide a convenient and efficient service to students
- Introduction of the Law Clinic, providing practical training and experience for students
- Moved and upgraded the Clinical Teaching Suite for Midwifery students to increase space
- Introduction of a new clinical practice suite in Vivian Tower
- Re-design of Blackboard Hubs which include icons for easier navigation and the removal of outdated information
- Made more study spaces available for students and improved availability signage
- Carried out a full refurbishment of the Student Common Room (including kitchen facilities)
- More widely implemented Lecture Capture and are looking to implement it across all programmes
- Gained additional professional accreditations on our programmes
- Improvements to final year project
- Appointed additional academic staff across the School of Management to improve teaching and academic support
- Introduced a new Economics Society and enhanced the overall support given to Societies at SOM
- Investing in additional learning resources in the Library including ebooks and bundles (i.e. Kortext)
- Introduced VR onto modules and continue to look at new technologies (i.e. lightboards)
- The extensive refurbishment of Science shared spaces which has seen the creation of Science Central, Science North, Science East and Science South. These collaborative spaces are ideal for group working and are open for all students throughout the year.
- PC Rooms are more accessible with all students now being able to see availability through the intranet timetable system.
- Students asked for better access to administration support, so each department now has a one stop shop, providing support to all students. These offices are open every day and can be accessed without appointment