UEA will encourage students to participate in the National Student Survey in the square on the 25th of April from 11am-2pm. Upon survey completion, students will receive a free cupcake.
Megan Thrift, a second year PPL student said of the initiative: “It’s really important for the university to get feedback from students, and the more people take part, the more reflective the feedback will be of the whole student body. If a cake incentive is what it takes to achieve this then it’s fine by me.”
This iniative was suggested to UEA by student course representatives at various Student and Staff Liaison Committee meetings.
The NSS survey is aimed at final year students to share their university experience. The NUS continue to advocate a boycott.
UEA are currently promoting students to fill out four student opinion surveys, “one for every level of study.” These include the UK Engagement Survey (UKES) for non-final year undergraduates, in addition to the NSS for final year students.
The university also encourages postgraduates to fill in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).
UEA have said: “These provide a chance for students to have their say about their time at university, and the feedback will be used to improve the experience that other students have at UEA.
“The results are taken very seriously and inform future plans at the University.”