Monday 24 October sees the launch of the 2016 International Student Barometer (ISB), which Newcastle is taking part in for the eleventh time.
The ISB gives European Union and international students the opportunity to give their opinions on their experiences at Newcastle, from arrival at the University, through to teaching, accommodation and employability
We will survey all full-time and part-time EU and international undergraduates, taught and research postgraduate students, as well as study abroad and exchange students, based here in Newcastle and at Newcastle University London. We are unable to survey non-UK based and distance learning students as part of the ISB.
What is the ISB?
The annual ISB, which is run by i-Graduate, asks European Union and international students in around 200 universities across the world about their course and learning experiences. In 2016, the ISB will run at Newcastle between 24 October and 2 December.
What questions does it ask?
The survey includes questions about the whole student learning experience, including:
- Pre-Arrival (including decision-making, application, and funding)
- Arrival (including registration, and welcome/induction)
- Learning (including teaching, assessment, and employability)
- Living (including living costs, sports facilities, and accommodation)
- Support (including personal tutors, students’ union, and wellbeing)
Who benefits from the ISB?
Schools, professional support services and NUSU examine the anonymised ISB data internally to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. This information can be used to help effect changes designed to enhance or improve the student experience for both current and prospective students.
Some examples of changes implemented in recent years can be found at https://internal.ncl.ac.uk/yousaidwedid/actions/
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