We are listening
We are committed to making sure your voice is heard by giving your feedback to the right people, sharing results and making improvements for all students.
Here are some of the changes we've made for you so far.
YOU SAID you wanted an improvement to teaching standards in your courses.
WE DID invest in substantial resources to improve courses and degrees and committed ourselves to extensive work across the University in facilities and student support services. As a result, our graduates now rank Newcastle in the top half of the sector for Overall Satisfaction*, the top quarter of the sector for the Good Teaching Scale* and almost at the top of the sector for the Generic Skills Scale* when compared to all universities in Australia – an outstanding result.
YOU SAID you wanted up-to-date info on your courses that was easy to access.
WE DID work with your fellow students to improve the information on Blackboard for all courses. We created Program Blackboard sites for each degree. We also set up a mobile app for Blackboard so now you can log in anytime, anywhere.
YOU SAID you wanted help from someone who has already successfully completed your course.
WE DID introduce Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) which is a learning support scheme for students by students. These have been successful and we will continue to expand PASS across the University.
YOU SAID you needed to know more about what's happening around the Uni.
WE DID create a UoN Students webpage, Facebook account, Twitter account and we installed 45 digital screens across campuses and students are now producing 'Yak' – a magazine for students, by students.
YOU SAID you wanted a relaxed place to hang out, do some group work or private study.
WE DID create chill-out areas for students to hang out for some alone time or with others such as the new rooftop garden above Auchmuty Library.
Thank you for taking the time to fill out student surveys.
*Information and rankings from the Australian Graduate Survey 2012.