Improving student experience

Ensuring all students have a great experience at Victoria is very important to the University and is one of our key strategic goals.

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Student Voice surveys

Each year we ask students to complete online surveys sent via email to give feedback on their time at Victoria University of Wellington. The insights from these surveys are used to inform decision making and improve student focused initiatives.

2019 surveys

New student survey

Student Voice—Getting Started has now been sent to all students who are new to Victoria University of Wellington in 2019.

We want to hear your initial impressions of student life on campus and this survey includes questions about your enrolment and orientation experience. Your feedback will help make improvements for students arriving in 2020.

If you are a new student and you haven’t received an invitation to participate in this survey, send us an email:

Once you’ve completed the survey, you’ll go in the daily draw to win one of our prizes. Our prizes include: $30 movie vouchers, Vic Books vouchers, $20 The Lab vouchers, $50 Countdown vouchers, or a UE Boom 2. The sooner you complete the survey, the more chances you have of winning.

All students who complete the survey will go into the draw for the grand prize of an Apple Watch Series 3, valued at $465.

To be eligible, you must complete the survey by 11:59 pm on Sunday 24 March.

2018 surveys

New student survey

Student Voice—Getting Started was sent to all new students in March and asked for their feedback on initial experiences of student life at Victoria. This included questions about enrolment and orientation.

Access the results from the 2018 Student Voice—Getting started survey.

Undergraduate student survey

Victoria has joined the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium which will allow us to compare your student experience to that of students at universities across the world.

This survey gave students the opportunity to voice their opinion and help change the University. Unlike other student surveys, this survey drilled down into how students spend their time at Victoria University, how much they engage with the opportunities on offer and what could benefit from changing.

The results will be available later this year.

Postgraduate student survey

Ensuring all students have a great experience at Victoria is very important to us and is one of the University's key strategic goals.

A postgraduate student survey was sent to all postgraduate students in September, which gave students the opportunity to share insights into their postgraduate experience at Victoria University.

Access the results from the 2018 Postgraduate Experience survey.

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    If you have any questions about the surveys, email