Social Research Centre

Student Experience Survey

Have you been contacted about participating in this study?


Research Areas

Education +
Knowledge

Workforce +
Economy

Project Status

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Intention
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Invitation
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Involvement
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Insights
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Impact

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is one component of the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) suite of surveys. The SES is the largest survey of Australian higher education students, conducted for the Australian Government Department of Education by the Social Research Centre.

Partner

The research is being conducted for the Australian Government Department of Education by the Social Research Centre, under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to conduct the QILT suite of surveys.

 

Aims + Outcomes

The aim of the SES is to give students the opportunity to talk about their experience of the institution they are enrolled in. The results of the research are used to help higher education providers and the government gain insight into students’ experiences. Furthermore, results help to monitor and improve teaching and learning in Australia.

Taking part in the SES also assists the higher education sector and will assist future students to make choices about their study options so your participation is an important part of improving the quality of tertiary education in Australia.

Methods

Students of participating Australian higher education institutions are invited to complete the SES during their first and final year of study.

The main SES data collection is conducted throughout the month of August. Another smaller collection is conducted in September.

Insight

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20%

Master project template 2: Of those who were a part in activities, around 1 in 5 were representing their town, city or state.

1 in 10

Master project template: An upward trend in student interest in x,y,z and 1 in 10 students mentioned that this was a sample insight.

Impact

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Have you been contacted about participating in this study?

Who participates?

Students of participating Australian higher education institutions are invited to complete the SES during their first and final year of study.

What are the benefits?

In total there are four prize draws per collection open to participants in each collection period.

Student Experience Survey_ Prize Draw T&Cs

How does it work?

All students invited to participate in the SES are initially approached via email. Some students may also receive an invitation via SMS or telephone call.

How do we ensure privacy is protected?

The Social Research Centre complies with the Australian Privacy Principles. All personal contact information such as name, email and phone number is removed from the final data. Your responses will be de-identified, held in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to other organisations for marketing or research purposes. The responses of everyone who participates in this survey will be combined for analysis. Please see the SRC’s Privacy Policy.

FAQs

How will the information be used?

Participation is always voluntary, but your participation is important.

Why? Because it ensures representativeness and that results can be projected to the population.

How long will the survey take to complete?

Our staff may have contacted you as part of a research survey. We are a social research company, exempt from the Australian Do Not Call Register, meaning we may call telephone numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register to conduct opinion polling and standard questionnaire-based research. We are not telemarketers, we are not selling a product and we do not provide your name or contact information to any other parties. 

 

The phone numbers we dial are either:

  • Randomly generated by computer, using known telephone exchange prefixes
  • Randomly selected from available telephone directories
  • Provided to us by our clients.

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Resources

Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

Get in touch

Our helpdesk team for the SES is available to answer any further questions you may have. They can be contacted via the details below.
Phone: 1800 055 818 (free call)
Email: ses@srcentre.com.au
General information for students participating in the SES is available at www.ses.edu.au and the research reports for prior years are published at www.qilt.edu.au/surveys/student-experience-survey-(ses).