What is being done about the things students say in their feedback?
The University is committed to acting on students' feedback on research higher degree training - however it hasn't always been very good at letting students know about what it's doing!
The Student Research Experience Questionnaire (SREQ) is sent to all research higher degree students across the University. We are pleased that most students (72% in 2010) take the time to provide us with useful feedback on their research higher degree training experience. The reports summarising this feedback are available on the website (see your Faculty report here).
This year the University asked faculties to report on:
- How they are planning to address issues identified by students in the SREQ feedback
- How they are going to let students and staff know about what they are doing (you can read about what your faculty is doing here).
- Research training workshops for students, including integrity training
- Cross disciplinary research seminars, involving both staff and students
- Guest speakers from industry and politics
- Presentations by the best of our students, and the best of our staff
- Inclusion of the 3 Minute Thesis competition
The University’s Research Training Committee also looked at the reports and identified collaboration and interdisciplinary interaction of students and staff across a wide range of research areas as one of the areas in need of improvement. In 2012, the University will convene a research higher degree student focussed event. The following activities may be incorporated into the event:
We welcome your feedback on any of the faculty reports, so please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org