We are committed to continually improving our students’ experience. As students, your feedback is vital in helping us understand what we are doing well, what you’d like us to improve on, and what our priorities for improvement should be.
You can do this by taking part in a number of surveys to let us know how you think we are performing in areas such as teaching and learning, academic support, assessment and feedback, student services and facilities.
Taking part in these surveys allows your voice to be heard so that we can improve the experience of our current and future students, and help prospective students make informed choices about which university or college to apply to.
The University of Stirling participates in the following key national surveys:
We value your feedback here at the University of Stirling, both good and bad!
In response to various student surveys we have taken action to address the following:
You said: “Handing in both a paper copy and an online copy of an assignment seems unnecessary.”
We did: We worked with the Students’ Union to implement 100% online submission of coursework in an attempt to save you money, time, and to improve the readability of your feedback.
Sometimes it takes a while to receive feedback on my work.
We, along with the Students' Union, have developed a Feedback and Feedforward Policy.
Assignment feedback lets you know what you did well and what you could improve on and feedforward tells you how to do well in the future. The policy expects formal feedback on summative assessments to be returned to you within 3 weeks (any exceptional circumstances preventing this should be communicated to you).
Feedback and feedforward are key parts of the learning process - the University takes both very seriously.
eBooks are great, more eBooks please!
eBooks have saved my academic life.
I find them useful, wish there were more of them!
We have made several targeted purchases of eBook collections. This represents a total of 199,000 titles - all available through the library catalogue.
We also recognise that the library catalogue interface needs to be updated and enhanced. We have reviewed the options for replacing the system and user interface and plan to implement a change to the interface and search functionality very soon.
We need more flexible social space - there isn't enough seating in the Atrium.
In partnership with the Students' Union, we invested in and delivered Venue.
Venue is the Union's brand new multi purpose space. Host to events throughout the year, as well as a space for use by student clubs, Venue is also a great place to grab some lunch!
We need more ways to work flexibly - I need access to all of my learning materials on the go!
We have recently launched BOX, the cloud-based storage application, for all students. BOX offers you a new place to store files and work collaboratively. BOX is available on university PCs, personal laptops, tablets and many more mobile devices. Storage is unlimited for all students!
We need more study space at peak times
Library open 24/7 for duration of December examination period.