The third of NCI’s three ISSE 2018 weeks is at its mid-way point and, as far as all of us here are concerned, we are now into the homestretch with the finish line of Sunday, February 25th, well within sight. But, for those students who have not yet done so, there still is time to take the survey.
This morning, we can see that 777 NCI students, constituting a 23% response rate, have supplied their feedback. We won’t know what they have said until we receive their quantitative and qualitative data later this calendar year. Indeed, we won’t know which individuals have said what, as the feedback from our students is anonymous.
This being said, we can see that the response rates for students in the School of Business and the School of Computing are a little behind the average response rate for NCI as a whole, but that these numbers have been picking up in the past few days. This is partly why we’ve been asking staff, as well as class representatives, to encourage our first and final year undergraduate, and postgraduate taught, students to have their say.
We appreciate that it can take 12-15 minutes for respondents to provide their feedback and to take the survey. This helps to explain why we are using some incentives. But, even more importantly, we are using ISSE 2018 as a means to learn from our students, to hear that they have to say. We have used past feedback – see the ISSE 2017 – NCI report for example – to explore strengths and weaknesses in NCI provision:
In addition, the constructive, insightful and profound words that our students are using are impacting positively upon practice – the quotes which follow below are just a sample of what our learners told us last year:
So, with only a few days to go, we can honestly say that we’re looking forward to hearing what you, our students, have to tell us. And, in encouraging those students who have not yet completed their ISSE 2018 questionnaire, we can only ask you to take the survey.