Learning and Teaching Survey

A random sample of 10,000 students are selected to complete this survey every year. The survey runs from the end of September to mid-October.

Learning and Teaching Survey: the basics

Survey opening date: Monday 19 September 2022

Survey closing date: Sunday 9 October 2022

Purpose of survey: The University runs the  Learning and Teaching Survey every year so we can understand how things are going for students and make positive changes around the University based on student feedback. This survey is the main way the University gathers information from students about their overall experience of studying at this University, and uses the information to set priorities for the next year(s). 

Why doesn't each student get an invitation to participate every year?   We generate a random sample of IDs in order to ensure the validity of the survey. Only students who receive a notification and a unique link are able to participate.

If a student didn't receive a link for the student Learning and Teaching Survey this year, they may have an opportunity to participate another year as the University carries out the survey every year.

Prizes: There are great prizes to be won - if you complete the survey you will be in to win one of them.  In past years prizes have been iPads and Power Banks; prizes for 2022 will be determined in August.  Prizes will be drawn after the survey closes and students will be notified via their University email.

Please note that Survey email invites will have the ‘from’ address: learningandteaching@auckland.ac.nz

2021 Resources for Staff

2022 resources for staff will be posted here in August 2022.

Previous Years' Survey Results

2021

In 2021 nearly 3,300 students participated in the survey.  To see what students said, download the pdf below.

2020

In 2020, despite the survey taking place while students were studying remotely, over 4,000 students participated. 

2019

In 2019, 4,047 students completed the 2019 Learning and Teaching Survey. The infographics and tables in the documents  summarise what students said in 2019.

How does the University use the student feedback?

Analysis of rated questions and open-ended comments provides important information to the University about students’ experience of learning and teaching. Results are reported to University committees and to faculties and service divisions.

What happens next?

The Pro Vice-Chancellor(Education) meets with each faculty dean and senior staff to review what students have said and what is planned in response. Student feedback is used to help determine University and faculty priorities for the next year.

What is the University doing in response in 2022?

A number of significant initiatives are taking place in 2022. Student feedback has been used to inform work on:

  • a refreshed Graduate Profile that emphasises connection to place, matauranga Māori, community and social responsibility
  • a transformation of the curriculum tha twill allow for increasing flexible delivery
  • implementation of Whakamana Tangata Student Services Strategy to enhance student services and academic advice across the University
  • a new lecture recording system, Panopto, with improved capabilities including interactivity, auto-captioning, and search functions
  • increased consistency for Canvas course information

Download the files above for more information on what students said in the previous years' Learning and Teaching Survey.

Staff Resources for Survey Promotion

Staff can do a lot to help students understand the importance of the Learning and Teaching Survey, and every year the Academic Quality Office creates resources to assist staff to communicate with students about the survey.  PowerPoint slides about the survey can be shown to classes, and information will be posted on the University website and on Canvas for students to see.

More about the survey

We ask a random (representative) sample of students for feedback on their experience at the University, so if you have been invited please let us know what you think, so we can build on what we’re getting right and make improvements where things aren’t working.

Questions have an emphasis on the learning and teaching aspects of students’ experience University as well as social factors which support students’ learning.  Survey results are reported in aggregate to faculties each year and assist faculties to set priorities and areas of focus in learning and teaching.

If you have questions about the survey, please contact AskAuckland at studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz or on 0800 61 62 63.