Feedback and surveys

Do you want to tell your lecturers they are doing a great job? Need better access to wireless internet? Have a suggestion that could improve your degree?

Feedback and surveys allow you to have your say and make a difference to the quality of your university experience – and you can win some sweet prizes for your responses.

Whatever stage you are at in your time at the University of Newcastle, there are opportunities to make your voice heard and provide insights into your experience.

Official university surveys

Just as feedback from your lecturers and tutors helps you improve as a student, so too will your feedback help us improve your University experience. So, from time to time, we ask you to take part in surveys.

You can access these surveys through your NUmail (student mail) or by clicking the 'surveys' icon on the homepage of the myUON portal.

The responses we receive in these surveys are taken seriously, which is why you shouldn’t dismiss the opportunity to take part. We read every single comment you write.

We survey you for the simple reason that it is one of the best ways to make the University an all-round better place.

Before the Course Experience Survey (CES) we ran the Student Feedback on Courses (SFC). This gave students the opportunity to provide feedback on the courses they undertook for the year.

If a teacher had elected to receive feedback, this was run in conjunction with the SFT (Student Feedback on Teaching). Within the newly built CES, every teacher and every course (besides placement and other non-standard courses) are surveyed.

Historical results from the SFC can be found here.

Conducted online, the streamlined CES will take less than 5 minutes to complete and provides you with the opportunity to provide your feedback on courses and the academics teaching within.

Personalised results will land in your student email inbox after the full graded date of the term the survey is run.

Our postgraduate programs deliver the most relevant and innovative coursework to get you to the top of your profession. The SFP is your chance to tell us what we're doing right and what we can do better.

The SFP is conducted online every two years and is sent to all postgraduate students.

The Student Feedback on the University of Newcastle (SFUN) survey collects your feedback on the non-academic aspects of life at our university. University is not only about achieving your academic goals, but also making sure you are supported and have a great experience inside and outside of the classroom. The survey covers everything from getting to campus, safety and security, events, health and wellbeing services, timetabling, food and retail outlets and much more. The SFUN is run every year so we can ensure we are addressing the changing needs and concerns of all students at the University of Newcastle

The 2020 SFUN received a record response rate and we gained some truely awesome feedback that we are acting on. Check out the results page for more information

The 2021 SFUN will open soon. Keep an eye out in your student email inbox for the survey link. Complete the survey, improve your uni experience, and potentially win some pretty cool loot along the way - easy!

Are you a new student? The CSS allows you to provide feedback on how you are settling in. It seeks feedback on admissions, enrolments, program choice and timetabling.

The survey is run every two years and all students who have commenced their program in semester 1 of that year are invited to participate.

This survey is run after every orientation session to understand the most valuable aspects.

Tell us what worked and what didn’t and we will use your feedback to make sure orientation provides students with all the information to start their degree on the right foot.

This survey forms part of the consultation process with students on how funds raised by the SSAF should be allocated. It enables the University to obtain direct comment and feedback from across all student cohorts, campuses and study modes to inform decision making on service delivery and provision of non-academic amenity.

The survey is available to be completed online each year by students who are required to pay the fee.

Your educational experience not only affects academic performance, it plays a major part in your personal development, as well as your professional success. The Student experience survey (SES) helps us to understand the quality of the learning and teaching environment that we provide to all students and determines any necessary improvements.

The SES is an external online survey, conducted annually by the Social Research Centre (SRC). All eligible students will be contacted by SRC to complete the survey.

The ISB invites international students to provide feedback and ensure we remain a number one destination for those who wish to take their studies abroad.

The ISB is sent by email to all eligible international students and is independently administered worldwide by the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate).

The GOS is a national census of newly qualified graduates that helps us understand the quality of your study experience.

The survey is sent from the Social Research Centre to all graduates. Look out for your copy after your graduation ceremony (by email) in May or November.

Other feedback channels

If you missed your chance to complete any of the above surveys, don't worry. You can always send your confidential feedback to ASKUON.

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