DkIT is the focal point for higher education and research on the Belfast-Dublin corridor, serving the North Leinster, South Ulster region. Our students and graduates are an important asset to this region and your success is vital to its continued economic, social and cultural growth.
Survey Live: 14 February - 6 March 2023
Each participating institution selects a specific three-week period during February and March to open the survey for their students. This allows the national survey to take account of local events and other demands on students’ time in order to increase the benefit of the survey at local level – “national survey, local impact“.
Meet the Survey Team
Head of Learning and Teaching
Moira Maguire is the Head of Learning and Teaching for DkIT and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.
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Niamh Fallon is the SU President for DkIT and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.
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Most impactful use of the survey data for DkIT
StudentSurvey.ie is an important source of information and is used to inform a wide range of policies, practices and initiatives, including the Moodle Student Support Hub. The StudentSurvey.ie working group considers the results each year and identifies a number of areas for action. These are discussed with the class representatives to select 2-3 priorities for the coming year. These are reported to Academic Council.
The key actions arising from the 2020 and 2021 surveys are:
Following the 2020 results, it was agreed to focus on support for students who are unsure of their course choice. This led to the development of the ‘Talk before you walk’ initiative that helps students to access support they need and make the decisions that are right for them.
It also helps staff to advise students and provides a more structured approach to identifying students who may need some extra support in the first few weeks. Further information is available HERE.
Download the Talk Before You Walk guide HERE.
The priorities from the 2021 results are assessed group work and feedback.
- The Focus on Feedback project, funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning’s SATLE Fund, is working with students and staff to enhance feedback. This includes a range of resources developed by students for students. These are available on the Moodle student support hub HERE.
- The DkIT Framework and Guidelines for Assessed Group Work are being reviewed. The information from the past few years results from StudentSurvey.ie will be used to inform this in addition to consultation with students and staff.