Student Evaluation of Teaching

The following National and Internal surveys are expected to run during the following survey window period indicated (unless stated otherwise)

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The systematic gathering of student opinion is an essential component of our quality assurance and quality enhancement mechanisms at Newcastle University.

We gather student opinion at every stage, from module and stage evaluations to surveys focussing on the whole degree.

This approach is informed by the Student Evaluation of Teaching Policy, and supported by the procedures for institutional and national surveys.

LTDS coordinates the University's involvement in all internal and national student opinion surveys. We assist in the dissemination of quantitative and qualitative data and report to Programme Areas, Schools, UEC, Senate, and Executive Board. We also help close the student feedback loop by identifying actions taken in response to student feedback through You Said We Listened.

LTDS has produced resourses to support schools in delivering surveys, raising awareness and raising repsonse rates. These can be found at Support for Schools.

Stage and Module Evaluations

In an effort to streamline stage and module evaluations, changes to the way we conduct surveys across the University are changing with effect from 2019/2020.

Individual module evaluations will no longer run in the academic year 2019/20 except through consultation with LTDS for new modules or to support accreditations. Stage evaluations will continue but from academic year 2019/20 will be managed centrally by LTDS, Schools will no longer be required to set these up.

Stage evaluations will be conducted during a set survey window. During this evaluation period schools are asked to select the start and end date that they wish their evaluations to run. LTDS will conduct a data collection exercise in the proceeding period to determine school preferences for survey open and close dates.

During the academic year the survey windows are:
Semester 1: Two teaching weeks before christmas; one after and the first three teaching weeks of semester 2
Semester 2: Three teaching weeks before exams, three weeks after exams

For further informaiton on Stage and Module Evaluations click here.

Stage Evaluation Questions

Following the rollout of Semester one Student Evaluation of Teaching, LTDS will be holding a focus group on Friday 3 April 9:30-11:00 to gather feedback from colleagues. To book a place please complete the form builder below.

Mid-Module Evaluations

It is recommended and encouraged that module leaders conduct a Mid-Module evaluation in order to gather information about the module while it is still running. This allows the opportunity to feedback to students in order to enhance the student experience for current students, for example by adapting content or the format of teaching. Information on conducting Mid-Module evaluations can be found in the Mid-Module Assessment Toolkit

External Surveys

National Student Survey (NSS)

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

International Student Barometer (ISB)

OfS Postgraduate Taught Survey (pilot)


For further information on any of the student surveys at Newcastle, please contact

Register of Exemptions

Register of exemptions