The final question set of ISSE for Postgraduate Research Students has been agreed. These students will be invited to take part in the first national survey designed specifically to reflect the experiences of research students. Fieldwork will take place in February -March alongside ISSE fieldwork for students on taught programmes.
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Pre-testing of the draft questions for ISSE-PGR is taking place in October & November in face to face discussions with postgraduate research students in a range of institutions. The results of these activities will inform the final question set and wording to be used in an online pilot in February & March 2018
Discussions have begun on development of an ISSE-related survey for postgraduate research students. . Representatives of institutions and students are currently reviewing international examples with the intention of running a pilot survey during the 2017-2018 academic year. Further updates will be provided in due course.
A number of additional video testimonies are in production over the summer (2017). These will add to the voices already available. Check out the views of staff who make use of ISSE data.
The final number of students who took part in the 2017 survey is 35,850. This represents an increase of over 6600 from 2016 and means that almost 122,000 students have participated in the ISSE since the original version was piloted nationally in 2013.
ISSE is delighted to see that students continue to take part in the 2017 survey. More than 29000 first years, final years and taught postgraduate students have taken part so far in 2017. Twelve institutions’ fieldwork has finished, ten more finish within the next week and students from five further institutions have from one to three weeks
Institutions have confirmed dates when the 2017 survey will be open to their students. See here for the list.
The National Forum for Teaching and Learning, in partnership with ISSE, facilitated a series of workshops to highlight how ISSE data can be used to enhance teaching and learning for the following different disciplines (each file contains combined results from three years’ data, i.e. almost 60,000 respondents nationally): Science, Maths, Computing, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction Social
The new, revised, shortened and improved survey questions will be used for the first time from 1 February. Revised ISSE questions
Wondering how institutions are using results from the ISSE. Check out this report from January 2015 http://studentsurvey.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ISSE-Feedback-Report.pdf