Improving student experience

Ensuring all students have a great experience at Victoria University of Wellington is one of the University’s key strategic goals.

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.

In 2019, we will inviting students to participate in the following surveys:

  • Getting Started—for all students new to Victoria University of Wellington in 2019
  • You: Student Wellbeing survey—for all new undergraduate students
  • Postgraduate SERU student survey—an international benchmarking survey for all postgraduate students
  • Undergraduate experience survey—for all undergraduate Victoria University of Wellington students

If you have any questions about the surveys, email

Open surveys

Postgraduate SERU student survey

All postgraduate students have been invited to complete the postgraduate SERU student survey.

In 2019, Victoria University of Wellington joined the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium which allows us to compare our student experience to that of students at universities across the world.

This survey gives students the opportunity to voice their opinion and help change the University. It drills down into how students spend their time at Victoria University of Wellington, how much they engage with the opportunities on offer and what could benefit from changing.

Upcoming surveys

You: Student Wellbeing survey

After the Trimester 1 mid-trimester break, all new undergraduate students will be invited to take part in the You: Student Wellbeing survey.

Insights from this survey will be used to help improve the University’s learning environment and support services. This is a long-term project, during which students will be asked to complete this survey twice a year. This will allow the project team to understand more about how wellbeing impacts the courses student are taking, the grades you get, and eventually, the time it takes them to complete your degree.

Closed surveys

Getting Started survey

The Getting Started survey was sent to all new Victoria University of Wellington students in March 2019.

The survey captures our students initial impressions of life on campus, as well as asking about their enrolment and orientation experience, which will help us make improvements for students arriving in 2020.

The results will be available later this year.

    Student Voice surveys—2018

    In 2018, we conducted three surveys to capture insights from all our students.