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Educational and Student Policy

 

About the survey

The Student Barometer (SB) is a service made available by i-graduate to Higher Education Institutions globally. It is designed to help institutions enhance the quality of their degree provision by collecting feedback from current students in a systematic and user-friendly way. The survey allows for both national and international benchmarking.

The online survey invites students to rate their satisfaction levels and provide comments in the following areas:

  • Decision-making
  • Application process
  • Enquiry to acceptance
  • Arrival and orientation
  • The learning experience
  • The living experience
  • Support services
  • Recommendation

For further information about the Student Barometer, please contact Marianna Kaimaki (marianna.kaimaki@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Survey dates and target population

Open/close dates: The survey runs between November and December annually. In 2017, it will open on 10th November and close on 1st December 2017.

Eligible students: non-final year undergraduates, research postgraduates and taught postgraduates.

Promotion: Students will receive a link. We ask that Faculties and departments encourage students to complete the survey to help the University achieve a meaningful data set.

Data analysis and publication

Survey results are expected to come out in February 2018 and will be disseminated via Tableau dashboards.

Consideration of the results within the University

Educational and Student Policy prepares a top-level summary report for the General Board's Education Committee's review. Faculties/Departments are also asked to consider their results internally. Where results are not satisfactory, Faculties/Departments are contacted to either provide a response (and if relevant an action plan) or they are invited to a meeting with the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education to discuss the feedback received and any actions that need to be taken.