There is so much good work being done in all participating institutions to promote StudentSurvey.ie and PGR StudentSurvey.ie and to encourage students to participate. New resources are added on a continuous basis so check back regularly for more.

 

Presentations delivered at Practitioners Forum 2019


Ideas from Participating Institutions

Mary Immaculate College

At MIC we find the most effective method of StudentSurvey.ie promotion is promotion in lectures. With the cooperation of lecturers, we speak to students about StudentSurvey.ie at the end of lectures and get them to commence the survey.

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Ideas from the National University of Ireland Galway

Work with other institutions in your city and region to boost publicity of the survey locally. It can be fun to collaborate together on joint press releases, to run shared competitions and to give updates on each other’s progress in increasing the response rates.

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Ideas from the National College of Art and Design

The one promotional task we do, is that for every complete survey received, NCAD donates €1 to the Student Assistance Fund.  I am sure this encourages students to complete the survey.

Ideas from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Last year we started giving small tokens – a cup of coffee as an incentive for completing StudentSurvey.ie. Coffee vouchers were given to students who completed the survey at one of our pop-up promotional on-campus events. Computers were provided to students to enable an immediate completion of the survey.  This was an appealing and cost-effective incentive that helped us maintaining interest in the survey and was also contributing to our social media content. 

Ideas from University College Dublin

In order to adequately and effectively promote the survey across campus, we engage in a collaborative approach with colleagues and the Students’ Union.

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Ideas from Athlone Institute of Technology

  • Engage the student ambassadors to help.
  • Have your own Institute incentives.
  • Generate YouTube clips weekly.

Ideas from Institute of Technology Sligo

  • On Foot Class Visits
  • Main Concourse stand with laptop area to complete the survey
  • Daily freebies for those who complete at the pop up stand – Provided by StudentSurvey.ie
  • One4All Vouchers – every student who completes the survey is entered into a draw
  • Social Media Campaign release a new action point each day.
  • Providing weekly updates to various schools to let them know who is “best” performing.

Ideas from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

GMIT has put considerable effort into promoting StudentSurvey.ie across the Institute response rate has almost doubled over the past five years, from 22.1% in 2015 to 42% in 2019.

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Ideas from Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Student Ambassador Digital Badge: LYIT values the work of our students in promoting StudentSurvey.ie and has developed the LYIT Student Ambassador Digital badge in partnership with LYIT students to recognise and reward the outstanding contribution made through student engagement.

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Ideas from University of Limerick

UL have tried and adjusted a number of approaches to StudentSurvey.ie operations since inception of the survey. Below are three examples of what UL have found to be most effective to date.

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Ideas from St Angela's College, Sligo

A draw for One for All voucher associated with participation in the Survey

A range a suitable venue where students can complete the Survey and offer free food to attendees

Ideas from Trinity College Dublin

The Dean of Students establishes a committee on an annual basis comprising the Presidents of the Trinity Students Union and Graduate Students Union and representatives of the Director of Student Services.  

Together the committee plan for strategies to engage students in StudentSurvey.ie, the deployment of StudentSurvey.ie promotional materials across different areas of campus, the use of incentives, and social media campaigns to engage students in starting and completing StudentSurvey.ie.   

One of the Student Union's most successful strategies to date was to target students queuing for Trinity Ball tickets. Student union representatives encourage students to use the time in the queue to complete StudentSurvey.ie on their devices or providing an iPad to students to complete the survey while in the queue.  

 

IT Carlow: A Case Study

IT Carlow: A Case Study

In order to keep the ‘student survey campaign’ fresh and relevant to the students, we try to vary the approach each year with one ‘headline feature’ that changes annually. 

In 2018, the Student Survey Wall was an installation piece on the campus for the duration of the campaign and in 2019, we introduced a full digital campaign whereby we used professionally shot video both on campus and online in paid and organic campaigns to convey our messages.

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Irish Survey of Student Engagement Videos

The videos below mention ISSE, which was what the Irish Survey of Student Engagement was known as before we rebranded as StudentSurvey.ie. Bear with us while we update our videos, we hope to have them ready in spring 2020.

Click on any of the videos to hear the perspectives of students and staff (from various disciplines and institutions) on uses of the StudentSurvey.ie data:

Dr Kathy Reilly, School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway
Dr Kathy Reilly, School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway
Dr Jen Harvey, Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre, TU Dublin
Dr Jen Harvey, Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre, TU Dublin
Prof Vincent Cunnane, Dr Frances Hardiman & Linda Barry, LIT
Prof Vincent Cunnane, Dr Frances Hardiman & Linda Barry, LIT
Dr Terry Maguire, Director of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in HE
Dr Terry Maguire, Director of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in HE
Oisín Hassan & colleague, Union of Students in Ireland
Oisín Hassan & colleague, Union of Students in Ireland
Eoin Langan, Dean of AIT Faculty of Business & Hospitality, & Kevin Ronan, AITSU
Uses of data from StudentSurvey.ie from the perspective of the discipline of Business
Annette Cosgrove, Lecturer in Computer Science, GMIT
Uses of data from StudentSurvey.ie from the perspective of the discipline of Science
Head of the School of Arts Education and Movement, DCU Institute of Education
Uses of data from StudentSurvey.ie from the perspective of the discipline of Education
Victor Lazzarini, Maynooth University
Uses of data from StudentSurvey.ie from the perspective of the discipline of Humanities

Videos from participating institutions

Irish Survey of Student Engagement in UCC
Irish Survey of Student Engagement in UCC
DCU's Survey Steve Needs Your Help
DCU's Survey Steve Needs Your Help
DCU Survey Steve Strikes Again!
DCU Survey Steve Strikes Again!
IT Carlow Students Union - Have Your Say
IT Carlow Students Union - Have Your Say
IT Carlow Students - What students want
IT Carlow Students - What students want
IT Carlow Students - We Listened (What’s been done to date)
IT Carlow Students - We Listened (What’s been done to date)
IT Carlow Students - Prizes to be won
IT Carlow Students - Prizes to be won