About the University Experience Survey (UES)

The University Experience Survey (UES) is one of a number of initiatives being developed by the Australian Government to help ensure ongoing improvement in the quality of learning and teaching in Australian universities. As such it is part of the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) survey suite being run by the Social Research Centre on behalf of the Government.

The UES focuses on aspects of the student experience that are measurable, linked with learning and development outcomes, and for which universities can reasonably be assumed to have responsibility.

The UES was first administered at the University of Sydney in 2012, and run again in 2013 and 2014. It gathers information on five facets of first and final year undergraduate students' learning experience: Skills Development, Learner Engagement, Teaching Quality, Student Support, and Learning Resources.

Each year a sample of first and final year undergraduate students are contacted by the Government’s contracted party. Student contact details will be used for no other purpose than to contact the University’s UES sample. Participation by students is voluntary.

For further information, please contact Brad Ridout.