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.

Three students relaxing on Boyd-wilson field in front of Te Puni hall of residence

Student Voice surveys

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

2018 surveys

The first survey—Your Voice: Getting Started—asks all new students to tell us about their initial experience of student life Victoria. This includes enrolment and orientation. Later in the year, we ask all students to rate their experience of the University’s functions, events, facilities and services in our Your Voice: Have Your Say survey.

In 2018, the Your Voice: Have Your Say survey will not be conducted as Victoria has joined an international consortium of universities to assess the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU).

Student Voice—Getting started

As a new student at Victoria, we’d like to hear your thoughts about your experience with enrolment, your engagement during orientation week, your preparation for the first week of the academic year and, in general, your introduction to Victoria.

Your thoughts on your experience at Victoria is important to us so please take a few minutes to fill in this year's Student Voice: Getting Started survey which will be sent to you via email on Monday 12 March.

Once you’ve completed the survey, you’ll go in the draw to win tickets to Wellington Zoo, a $100 New World Voucher or a  UE BOOM. To be eligible, you must complete the survey by 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 March.

Results for this survey will be available on this webpage in April.

2017 results

The following are the results for the 2017 Student Voice surveys:

Student Voice—Getting Started (March–April)

Focused on the enrolment, orientation and experience of new domestic and international students at the beginning of the year.

Student Voice—Have your say (September–October)

Focused on the student experience and on the access, availability and quality of student services.

These surveys focus on non-teaching activities and covers a wide range of functions, events, facilities and services.

For more information

If you have any questions about the survey or the results, see the information sheet or email studentsurvey@vuw.ac.nz.