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Student Experience Survey (SES)

In August, of each year USC participates in the Student Experience Survey (SES). Students randomly selected to participate in the SES will receive an email invitation with a link to the online questionnaire.

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is a national survey of Australian undergraduate students. It is conducted for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and aims to gain an understanding of students’ experiences at each institution.

The SES forms part of the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) initiative. Universities and the Government use the results to improve higher education teaching and learning in Australia.

For more information visit Student Experience Survey.

How to complete the survey

Undergraduate students who are selected to participate in the SES will receive an email from the Social Research Centre inviting them to complete the SES. Emails will be addressed to students’ USC email accounts. Students who are selected to participate in the SES can also log into Blackboard and click on the survey link in the "Surveys to Complete" module.

A high rate of student participation in this survey is vital to collect sufficient useful data, but completion of the survey remains voluntary. Results from the SES help universities and government improve the student experience, and enhance teaching and learning in Australian universities.

Great prizes to be won!

As an incentive for your participation, you will have the chance to enter the weekly prize draw to win a share of $8,000 pre-paid VISA gift cards. Prize draws take place at the end of each week over the four week survey period in August and the total prize draw is valued at $32,000. To increase your chances of winning and be eligible for all four prize draws, submit your survey in the first week of August. Terms and conditions apply.

Prior year survey findings

Results from the 2014 and 2015 SES have been published on the national Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website and USC received overwhelmingly positive feedback.

What students have said:


  • ranked USC as the best public university in Australia for the overall quality of its educational experience for undergraduate students.
  • ranked USC second nationally and first in Queensland for teaching quality, learning resources, student support and skills development from public universities.

Access previous years' SES reports.

Your feedback is welcomed

For information about other opportunities to have your say and provide feedback to USC go to: Have your say.


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