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2016 Student experience survey: national report

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The Student Experience Survey (SES) is the only comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia. Around 178,000 first and later year undergraduate students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions (NUHEIs) participated in the 2016 SES. The survey is designed to collect information that will help both higher education institutions and the government improve teaching and learning outcomes, and reports on multiple facets of the student experience.

The SES is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and in 2016 was administered by the Social Research Centre. 

The six indicators from the SES displayed on this website each show the percentage of students providing positive feedback on various aspect of their higher education experience. Survey results from 2015 and 2016 are pooled to improve the reliability of the information. The indicators relate to:

  1. Overall quality of educational experience
  2. Teaching quality
  3. Learner engagement
  4. Learning resources
  5. Student support
  6. Skills development

*(note: the QILT website link also provides reports dating back to 2012)

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