Student Experience Survey

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Student Experience Survey


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In August each year USC participates in the Student Experience Survey (SES). Current undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students, who were enrolled in the first half of the year, will be invited to participate in the SES via an email sent to their USC student inbox. The email will include a link to the online questionnaire.

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is a national survey 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

Invitations to complete the survey will be emailed to students' USC email accounts from the Social Research Centre. Students can also log into Blackboard and click on the survey link in the SES banner.

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 one of three $1000 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 and USC response

The SES is the only comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia and is conducted to help universities and government improve the student experience. Over 200,000 students completed the 2017 SES. Results from the SES are published on the national Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website ( In 2017, USC student responses: QILT logo image

  • placed USC as the second most highly rated public university in Australia for the overall quality of its educational experience, teaching quality and learning resources for undergraduate students.
  • placed USC first among Queensland public universities for the overall quality of its educational experience, teaching quality, learning resources, and skills development for undergraduate students.

View You said, we listened for USC actions taken as a result of last year's SES.

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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