Higher Education Academy Surveys

On the 3rd April 2017 over 15000 Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) students were invited to participate in the UK Engagement Survey (UKES), and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES). These two surveys were designed by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), to help institutions to enhance their students’ learning experience. The surveys provide unique insights into:…

Development Event: Using Module Evaluation Predictively

Development Event: Using Module Evaluation Predictively 15 November 2016 – 12:30 to 14:30 in Aspect Court-15204 Following on from the successful Not Just Numbers event held in July 2016, the Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research (STEER) directorate is launching the first of our programme of development events for this academic year.  All are aimed at…

How can STEER help you?

The final workshop at our Not Just Numbers event on 6th July 2016 asked participants to reflect on the content of previous sessions. Timelines were distributed to facilitate discussions, and groups were asked to annotate them with any activities they would like to see developed by STEER. The approximate survey windows for the large institutional…

How do you use student comments?

One of the three workshops delivered as part of our Not Just Numbers event focused on student commentary and specifically the qualitative comments provided on open questions in student surveys. There is some debate about how student comments are used within institutions and by the sector.  Quantitative metrics dominate reporting of the student experience, and…