UK Engagement Survey (UKES)

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Tell us about your experience.

Are you in your 1st or 2nd year of studying at Essex? Let us know what you think. 

The UK Engagement Survey (or UKES) is a national survey for undergraduate students which invites you to reflect on your time at University so far in relation to your course and wider learning experience.

The survey is run at the University of Essex each spring term and is open to 1st, 2nd and some 3rd/final year students.

We’re keen to make sure students have the best possible experience while studying at the University of Essex. To do that we need to know what you think we are doing well and what we can do better.

The survey is a chance to reflect on how you study and what might help your studies in future. The results also helps the University of Essex and Students’ Union make changes that will improve what we do in future and to keep doing the things that are of value.

If you’re eligible to complete the survey, we will contact you in the 2019 spring term to invite you to take part.

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If you are having problems accessing the UKES, please use our Survey Gateway to assess your eligibility.

About the UKES

The UK Engagement Survey is your chance to give your feedback on the experience you've had with your course so far, including:

  • critical thinking
  • working with other students
  • interacting with staff
  • course challenge
  • connecting and reflecting on the things you’ve learned

Telling us about your experiences plays an important role in helping us to improve your learning outcomes and those of students like you in the future.

For more information about the UKES, visit the Advance HE website.

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Why you should take part

Complete the UKES and you'll be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win 2 VIP Summer Ball tickets. We'll also donate £1 for every survey completed to charities: CARA, HARP Southend, and Helping Hands of London.

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How to take part in the UKES

Giving your feedback is easy and takes around 15 minutes.

You will receive an email with a link to complete the questionnaire. Simply click on the link, enter your username and password, and complete the online form.

The survey is open between 4 February – 30 April 2019.

If you do not wish to receive any communications and/or want to opt out of any survey can do so by emailing providing your full name, course registration number.

Win 2 VIP Summer ball tickets

To encourage you to complete the survey, the University of Essex is offering the following prize to be awarded randomly to a student who completes the survey before midnight on 31 March 2019:

2 VIP Summer ball tickets. A cash alternative cannot be substituted for the prize.

The winner will be notified by email from the Student Engagement Team at the University of Essex on 5 April 2019. The results will be announced in Essex Spirit (the University of Essex student 
e-newsletter) by 30 April 2019.