HAVE YOUR SAY - Launch of 2022 StudentSurvey.ie10 February 2022
Calling all first year, final year and postgraduate students!
StudentSurvey.ie launched for students at Dundalk Institute of Technology on Monday 14th February and we want to gather your feedback on your experiences of higher education to help us improve the overall student experience at DkIT.
Why is your feedback so important?
Students have a major contribution to make in influencing the design of curricula, and in reviewing and providing feedback on their experience of college. Your feedback helps us ensure that future DkIT students will experience an education that is relevant and responsive to their personal development and growth as fully engaged citizens within society.
This is your chance to make sure your voice is heard and let us know what is and isn’t working well!
How does the survey change things at DkIT?
StudentSurvey.ie is an important source of information and is used to inform a wide range of policies, practices and initiatives, including the Moodle Student Support Hub. The StudentSurvey.ie working group considers the results each year and identifies a number of possible areas for action. Following feedback from the class representatives, 2-3 priorities are selected for the coming year. These are reported to Academic Council. IN the past two years these have included:
- The setting up of the Talk before You Walk initiative
- Enhancing the role of feedback in improving learning through Moodle
- Reviewing The DkIT Framework and Guidelines for Assessed Group Work
Did we mention prizes?
Apart from ensuring that your voice is heard, we are offering all participating students the chance to win some fantastic prizes by simply completing your form. As a thank you for your participation, there is a prize draw(s) for a Mini-iPad, FitBits, AirPods, Rag Week Prizes and many vouchers. Please consider taking this opportunity to have your say!
Am I eligible?
Studentsurvey.ie is open to any first, final year or taught Postgrad students. The following types of students are eligible for this survey:
- first year undergraduate;
- final year undergraduate higher education students (programmes leading to NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate, NFQ Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree and NFQ Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree);
- taught postgraduate students (NFQ Level 8 Higher Diploma and NFQ Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree) whether full-time, part-time or remote.
How do I complete the survey?
The survey goes live on the 14th of February 2021 and will remain open for 3 weeks.
On the 14th of February all eligible students will have received an email asking you to complete a short online survey which will gather your feedback. The survey link is also available on the DkIT Homepage so students can also access it there.
The survey is very straightforward and will take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
StudentSurvey.ie is designed to focus on student engagement, namely the amount of time and effort that students put into meaningful and purposeful educational activities, and the extent to which institutions provide such opportunities and encourage students to engage with them. The data collected reflects students’ self-reported perceptions of their experiences.
StudentSurvey.ie is sponsored by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the Irish Universities Association (IUA), the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).