2019 Student Experience Survey (SES) — Open 1 August to 1 September. Be heard!
Check your student email or follow the SES link on Blackboard.
Share your thoughts and suggestions about your USC experience
The University is committed to listening to the views of its students and to acting on student feedback.
Throughout the year you will be invited to participate in a range of surveys designed to inform the continuous review and improvement of USC’s courses, Teaching, programs, services, facilities and resources.
The development, success and welfare of the University’s students are the main focus of these surveys.
USC takes student feedback seriously and the feedback students provide informs changes to processes, services and research.
You can see how and where your feedback is making an impact on USC's You said, we listened page.
For the opportunity to have your say check your USC email account daily and watch out for invitations to participate in surveys such as those shown below:
eVALU8 Courses and Teaching
All students: eVALU8 is the University-wide student feedback instrument used to collect valuable student feedback on courses and teaching at USC.
Evaluations are conducted in each teaching period and your participation is strongly encouraged.
Check your USC email account for invitations to complete your eVALU8 surveys and click on the embedded link/s or go to the eVALU8 survey links on Blackboard.
For more information, including the eVALU8 schedule showing when evaluations are open for student completion throughout the year, go to: www.usc.edu.au/eVALU8.
Student Experience Survey (SES)
Selected students: The SES is a national survey which is conducted for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
Student feedback is very important and contributes directly to the quality of teaching and learning for current and future students.
Invitations to participate in the Student Experience Survey (SES) will be sent to current undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students’ USC email accounts during August each year.
Alternatively, students can log into Blackboard, and click on the survey link in the SES banner.
For more information visit www.usc.edu.au/ses.
Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS)
Graduates: The GOS is a national survey of recent graduates carried out by the Social Research Centre.
The survey collects information from graduates about their study experience and the type of work or further study they undertake after completing a qualification.
USC uses the results of the GOS to further develop its courses and programs, maximise students’ study experiences and to provide informed advice to students about career opportunities.
GOS results will also inform higher education policy development and may be reported by media and publishers.
Invitations to complete the GOS online are emailed from the Social Research Centre (email@example.com) in February (graduates from August-October of the prior year), May (graduates from November of the prior year to February of the current year) and November (graduates from March-July of the current year).
A link to the online GOS will be emailed by the Social Research Centre (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Survey participants are automatically entered into prize draws to win great prizes. Visit the Social Research Centre Graduate Outcomes Survey Prize Draw Terms and Conditions page.
For more information visit www.usc.edu.au/gos.
Graduate Outcome Survey - Longitudinal
Graduates: The GOS-L is a longitudinal study that connects with university graduates to collect information on graduates’ labour market outcomes.
Students who complete an award at USC and complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) will receive an email invitation three years after their program completion.
The GOS-L invitation will be sent from email@example.com during February of each year.
For more information, including specific dates regarding the next GOS-L and information about incentive prizes, visit Graduate Outcomes Survey-Longitudinal (GOS-L) or contact the Social Research Centre via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Survey of Australian University Student Finances
In September 2017, USC participated in the Survey of Australian University Student Finances.
This study of the financial circumstances of students at Australian Universities was undertaken by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MCSHE) for Universities Australia, of which USC is a member, and the National Union of Students.
The purpose of the national survey is to understand the current financial circumstances of both domestic and international undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework and research) students studying at Australian universities.
The findings of this study will benefit students by helping universities and government better understand students: their work patterns, income, family commitments and concerns.
More information and the results report of the national survey are available at: 2017 Survey of University Student Finances Survey.
This report compares the 2017 findings with the previous studies undertaken for Universities Australia by the MCSHE in 2012 and 2006 (University student finances in 2012).