Teaching and Learning Academy surveys
The Teaching and Learning Academy lead on the administration, interpretation and dissemination of results from both institutional and national student surveys. The outcomes of these surveys help to inform teaching practice and improve the student experience.
Download the LJMU Student Survey Calendar (PDF, 427KB) outlining key survey dates in 2023-24.
Please refer to the Institutional Survey Approval Process (PDF, 115KB) if you consider running a survey this academic year.
Below is a list of surveys that the Teaching and Learning Academy help to oversee:
Module Evaluation (ME) survey
The Module Evaluation survey enables students to express their opinions of their learning experience at module level. It is a key indicator in the institutional processes for the enhancement and assurance of academic quality. Module evaluation forms part of the evidence base for programme's annual monitoring and validation/review.
Module evaluation results are available on Canvas to the relevant module leaders (using data taken from CourseLoop) and line managers. Students are also able to review summary reports (scores only) of the results via Canvas.
Please contact the Module Survey Team of the Teaching and Learning Academy if you need to access specific reports or have queries about this year’s evaluations.
First Year Experience Survey (FYES)
The FYES is an internal survey for level 3 and 4 students. Students are asked to share their experiences of their first year at LJMU, explaining what LJMU is doing well and what can be improved.
The FYES results are available for staff on Webhub. For queries, please contact the Student Survey Team of the Teaching and Learning Academy.
LJMU Course Experience Survey (LCES)
The LCES is an internal survey for levels 5 students, and level 6 students who are not in their final year (e.g., not graduating due to a variety of reasons). Student are invited to share their opinion on their unique learning experience to help LJMU improve what can be done better and continue to do what we are doing well.
The LCES results are available for staff on Webhub. For queries, please contact the Student Survey Team of the Teaching and Learning Academy.
National Student Survey (NSS)
The National Student Survey (NSS) has been conducted annually since 2005. The survey runs across all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and participating HEIs in Scotland. Additionally, since 2008, Further Education Colleges (FECs) with directly funded higher education students in England have been eligible to participate. Please contact your School/Department NSS Champion for NSS related queries in the first instance.
The NSS is currently delivered by Ipsos MORI and the results are made available to institutions by Texuna Technologies.
Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)
The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is run on behalf of Advanced HE (previously the Higher Education Academy) and measures the quality of postgraduate taught provision. The survey provides the University and programme teams with information on students’ experience of postgraduate programmes and allows comparisons both with other LJMU programmes and against the sector.
PTES quantitative results (Faculty, School, and programme level scores) are available on WebHub (Reporting/Surveys/PTES). For retrospective results (e.g., full programme reports, including comments) and further information about the PTES at LJMU, please contact Elena Zaitseva, Teaching and Learning Academy.
International Student Barometer Survey (ISB)
The International Student Barometer Survey (ISB) is an independent survey designed specifically to gather opinions, expectations, and experiences of international students studying outside their home country. The results are compared against national and global benchmarks to help inform future policy and practice at the university and nationally. The latest ISB ran in the academic year 22-23 and will next run in the academic year 24-25.
For access to ISB institutional reports, interactive results and student comments please contact Elena Zaitseva, Teaching and Learning Academy.