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Student Barometer 2021

Published: 01 March 2021

Between 1 and 21 March 2021, SLU students are invited to participate in a survey. Personal links will be sent out to SLU student email addresses. The survey will be conducted online and can be accessed via computer, tablet or mobile device.

Why conduct a student survey?

The Student Barometer is a way for SLU’s students to share their thoughts and opinions about their studies and student welfare. It is part of the university’s systematic work environment management and equal opportunities work and will create an overview of the current situation. Additionally, it will form the basis of the continuous long-term work to develop the study environment at SLU. The aim of the survey is to find out if there are any problems that we should know about and act upon.

What will the survey include?

The Student Barometer looks at five main areas:

  • Recommendation: Would you recommend your course/programme to others? Why/why not?
  • Teaching and education: How are you finding teaching?
  • Support and service: Do you know what support is available? Are you happy with the support?
  • Study climate: How do you feel about your psychosocial environment?
  • Distance studies: How are you finding your studies, now most of them are being conducted remotely as a result of COVID-19?

You will also be asked some background questions.

Your answers are anonymous

All responses are confidential and it will not be possible to see how a particular person has answered the questions. If only a few students from a programme/small group respond, the results will only be available as part of a larger summary. This is to ensure that no person can be traced back to individual responses.

Your answers are important

SLU wants you to enjoy your time here, and to leave well equipped for the future. In order to be able to take appropriate action to improve the study environment at SLU, it is important that the survey results give an accurate picture. For that reason, it matters that as many students as possible answer the survey, and that their answers are honest. Responses from previous surveys have led to attempts to reduce high workloads and stress from certain courses and better information about how to report harassment.

Who is responsible for the survey?

The survey is being run by the Division for Educational Affairs and has received input from the Student Welfare Council. We have enlisted Quicksearch to help us with this year’s survey. They have also just completed the SLU staff survey.

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