The final Big Student Survey of the year is now live. Have your say and you could win £300!
Tell us about your student experience and you could be in with a chance of winning £300 cash or £100 of Dominos vouchers!
Our all-student surveys are a great opportunity to talk to us about your experience throughout the academic year. We act on your feedback to ensure that our priorities and campaigns are reflective of the student voice and we seek to make quick, impactful changes wherever possible.
Last term, 566 students completed our survey; we're seeking to increase our data so that all students feel truly represented. But we need your help.
We’d really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete our final survey of the year. As a thank you for your time, you will be entered into a prize draw with a top prize of £300 and runner-up prizes of £100 (x1) and £50 (x2). There's also £100 of Dominos vouchers up for grabs.
You said, we did
In our last survey, 59% of you said you are satisfied with your university experience and 37% of you are satisfied with extra-curricular activities and events. Your SU Presidents continue to represent your interests and priorities in top-level meetings with senior managers from the universities and even government ministers, pushing for the changes that you want and need. We’re also pleased to see some of our student groups re-launch their activities, with EcoSoc hosting on-campus events, including flower printing and pond dipping, and CSM Lacrosse’s girls team winning their first game of the season.
Employability is a hot topic, especially amongst final year students. 50% of you are satisfied with careers and employability, 31% of you have struggled to find relevant work placements, 29% of you have been worried about gaining the right skills and experience for your career, and 33% of you have struggled to find part-time work. We've been working with the Exeter Career Zone and Falmouth's RealWORKS to develop our Together Wherever campaign to feature more information and events related to employability. You can find out more about CV building, placements, studying or working abroad, workshops, internships and more by heading to our website.
54% of you are satisfied with the representation of students’ views and 27% of you don’t know who your Rep is. It’s so important that you know who to feed back to when it comes to your academic and overall experience. We recently held our Student Voice Elections where you elected your 2021/22 Reps and Student Council members. Click here to find your Rep. Remember, you can feed back about any aspect of your student experience at any time via ROS (the Rep Online System) and put forward motions for change via the Make a Change platform on our website.
We know how quickly stress levels can increase around deadline and exam season. Over the last year, 54% of you have struggled with workload and 39% of you have struggled with study skills. Our Welfare Database has a fantastic range of resources to support you, including info on how to book an appointment with the Student Support Services team, links to online services, relaxation techniques, how to get organised, coping with exam stress, and more.
In our monthly Pulse surveys, the one thing that students have consistently said they want universities and students' unions to prioritise is protecting students' wellbeing. 75% of you said the pandemic has had a negative impact on your wellbeing, 44% of you are satisfied with student welfare/non-academic support, 33% of you have seriously considered dropping out of university, and 66% of you have struggled with stress and anxiety.
We’ve compiled a page of resources, events, and top tips as part of Mental Health Awareness Week to help support your mental and physical wellbeing. Look out for gym freebies, nature campus tours, IG takeovers from our outdoor activity groups, and a session on mindfulness.
Looking for interactive tools to help you be proactive with managing your wellbeing? We highly recommend downloading the UniWellbeing app, which features tools to help you build healthy habits, a built-in mood tracker, podcasts, and challenges to get stuck into.
Talk to us
Please keep talking to us about how you're feeling and what we can do to better support you. You can log feedback on any aspect of your student experience via ROS (the Rep Online System - now available to all students), talk to your Rep, book an advice appointment, or drop us an email. We've got your back.
We can only act on what you tell us, so please take a few minutes to complete this survey before 28 May.
The SU. We've got your back.
*The survey is run by Red Brick Research, an independent research agency, on behalf of Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union. Your responses are anonymous. If you have any problems accessing the survey, please email email@example.com.