About MIC

Mary Immaculate College, founded in 1898, is a University-level College of Education and the Liberal Arts, academically linked with the University of Limerick. The College is a multi-campus institution, with a student population of over 5,000 students enrolled in undergraduate programmes in Primary and Post-Primary Education, Liberal Arts and Early Childhood Care and Education, as well as a range of postgraduate programmes at certificate, diploma, master’s and doctorate levels.

Survey Dates

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

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Blaž Podobnik

Data Analytics Manager

Blaž Podobnik is the Data Analytics Manager for MIC and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: blaz.podobnik@mic.ul.ie

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Aoife Gleeson

SU President

Aoife Gleeson is the SU President for MIC and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: misuprez@mic.ul.ie

Most impactful uses of the survey data for MIC

MIC students have consistently engaged with StudentSurvey.ie over the years yielding above average response rates.


Survey Working Group

In 2018, the Quality Office in MIC embarked on a campaign to raise awareness of the results of StudentSurvey.ie and to invite members of our academic community, Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of Student Life, and MISU representatives to form a survey working group with the intention of exploring in-depth the results from StudentSurvey.ie.

The group met in November 2018 and set out its objectives. These included to analyse and utilise student survey data to inform quality enhancement at student, staff and institutional level.  The initial task identified by the group was to perform an analysis of MIC StudentSurvey.ie data (2016 -2018). In particular, the individual questions that contribute to the indicators; student-faculty interaction, effective teaching practices, quality of interactions, supportive environment.


The results were presented to the group in March 2019 and following discussion, the group developed a number of key recommendations that were reported to senior management for consideration. In 2020 we communicated the actions taken based on the feedback in a “You said, We listened” campaign.

The Quality Office continues to analyse and disseminate the data that contributes to these indicators, in particular, the data forms part of the Annual Programme Review Process.

Results Archive