School of Computing

Student Representation & Feedback

Student Representation and Feedback

Overview

We want to know when things are going well, and when you think things can be fixed.

Download the University's policy on student representation (PDF: 352 KB).

How you can give feedback

We provide several ways for you to give feedback. These include module evaluations and student participation on committees

These questionnaires and opportunities let you give your honest opinion

It's important to provide specific evidence of what’s going right or not so well. This helps us to improve what we do.

It's also important to be respectful in the types of comments that you provide. This helps us get to the root of the issue more quickly. 

You said, we did

See what actions we've taken as a result of student feedback

Module & Stage Evaluations

You'll get the chance to do module and stage evaluations throughout your studies. This gives you a chance to let us know what you've enjoyed, and how we can improve.

Module evaluation

At the end of each semester, you'll fill in an evaluation for each module you take. They're tailored to each specific module.

These evaluations are used to:

  • find out about your experiences
  • assess the positive features of a module 
  • identify anything that could be improved in the future

You'll be asked about the structure and content of the module, and about your lecturers. 

Stage feedback

At the end of the year, you'll fill in an evaluation for the programme stage that you have just completed. 

This evaluation is a bit different. It asks you questions about different aspects of your experience, including: 

  • the library and electronic resources
  • assessment and feedback across the programme
  • personal tutoring
  • student representation

Giving feedback

You'll receive a link to the module and stage evaluations by email. You'll complete the survey online and anonymously.  

There are links to your evaluations in the ‘My EvaSys’ panel in Blackboard. This is on the 'My Institution' page. These links only appear when there is an evaluation open and ready for you to complete it.

What to include

It’s important to be specific and realistic about what is positive and/or negative.  

You should focus on the issue, not the person. Don't say anything offensive about a person involved on the module or programme.  

It also helps if you suggest solutions. This helps us plan our actions to support you.

Find out how we take action on your feedback on our 'You Said We Did’ website.

External Surveys

In addition to module evaluations, which focus on specific modules, the University also participates in four big national student opinion surveys. This helps us to gauge your overall opinion of your time at the University.

Student Representation

Student representatives are a crucial link between the student body and staff. They find out what other students are thinking and can work through agendas to help improve the student experience.

You will have an opportunity to elect student representatives within your School. You can even become a student representative yourself.

The Students’ Union provides training for course representatives, chairs and secretaries.

Course representatives 

Course representatives are elected by their peers. They take part in the Student-Staff Committee.

Student-Staff Committee

The Committee has a student Chair and a student Secretary. 

Anyone can contribute to the agenda. Tell your course representative what you think should be discussed. You can also read the minutes of the meeting afterwards. 

Board of Studies

Course representatives also attend the Board of Studies. This oversees teaching activities in the School.

School representatives

School representatives are appointed by the Students Union. They represent their School at the Faculty Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee. 

Each School has one undergraduate representative and one postgraduate representative. 

School representatives collect opinions from the student body. They present these to a bigger Faculty committee.

They have a direct voice in decisions made across the Faculty.