About GMIT

GMIT is a multi-campus college, based in five locations in the West of Ireland - Galway city (two campuses), Mayo, Letterfrack and Mountbellew.  We have a number of different Schools/Colleges, each specialising in a different area. We also have a strong focus on research and innovation.

Survey Dates

Survey Live: 3 February - 23 February 2020

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

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Aedín Ó hEocha

Assistant Registrar

Aedín Ó hEocha is the Assistant Registrar for GMIT and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: aedin.oheocha@gmit.ie
Contact Phone: 091 742131

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Victor O’Loughlin

SU VP for Education

Victor O'Loughlin is the SU VP for Education for GMIT and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: sueducation@gmit.ie
Contact Phone: 091 742316/ 089 256 0656

Quality of Interactions

GMIT values and fosters good relationships between staff and students and feedback from StudentSurvey.ie has shown that GMIT consistently scores very well on indices relating to Student-Faculty Interaction and Quality of Interactions.

Effective Teaching Practices

As an Institution which places a lot of importance on the quality of its teaching, GMIT has seen consistently high scores in the indices relating to Effective Teaching Practices and Quantitative Reasoning

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Most impactful use of the survey data for GMIT


An excel dashboard to allow easy access to open-ended questions from StudentSurvey.ie has also been developed.

  • GMIT encourages the use of StudentSurvey.ie feedback to, among other
  • Highlight good practice in individual Schools that other Schools might learn from.
  • Highlight areas where students might feel particularly challenged to see what supports we might be put in place. 
  • We encourage Schools and programme boards to use the StudentSurvey.ie feedback to inform School Reviews and Programmatic Reviews.  
  • Highlight areas for enhancement.
  • To inform new retention initiatives.

Visualisation and Quantitative Analysis

In an effort to make StudentSurvey.ie data more accessible to as many as possible across the Institute and to promote the use of StudentSurvey.ie student feedback in decision making and future planning, GMIT has developed a data model to visualize and analyse our StudentSurvey.ie data using the R programming language.  The quantitative analysis, which allows benchmarking of scores across academic units within GMIT and with all Institutes of Technology, consists of:

  • High-Level Index Plots
  • Likert Plots of Individual Survey Questions
  • A traffic light system
  • Trends over time

View Data Visualisation Images below:

In an effort to communicate the StudentSurvey.ie data to the staff we have:

  • Presented to Institute management and have asked Heads of School and Department to discuss the student feedback at School and Department meetings and to refer to the data when undertaking self-evaluation and School reviews, programmatic review etc.
  • Presented to Academic Council.
  • Made the visualisation available to staff via SharePoint.
  • We have included prompts to refer to StudentSurvey.ie data in templates for completing Self- Evaluation reports at School and programme level.


StudentSurvey.ie in GMIT
StudentSurvey.ie in GMIT
Annette Cosgrove, Lecturer in Computer Science, GMIT
Annette Cosgrove, Lecturer in Computer Science, GMIT

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