Student Surveys & Feedback

Feedback from students is essential for the University of Central Lancashire to identify issues and areas for quality improvement, as well as to learn and share best practice from the top performing areas.

Whilst we collect student feedback via a variety of methods throughout the year, for example by the Students’ Union, and through your course representatives, we also participate in a number of national and international surveys throughout the year.

Why Take Part?

The detailed feedback we receive from surveys is used to improve our offering, shape the future of the university, enhance your own student experience and #TheUCLanExperience for future students.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to get involved in the various surveys this year and use your own experience to help us enhance the future student experience for you and your fellow students. If you have any questions please get in touch with us via email ( and we will be happy to help.

Student Surveys Coming Soon …

National Student Survey (NSS) – Opens 5th February 2018

If you are in your final year of study, The National Student Survey (NSS) is an opportunity to tell the world about your experience and give the University clear feedback on what we do well and can continue to build on for future students.
Check out our award-winning ‘mannequin challenge’ NSS promotional video to students, featuring more than 1,000 students, staff and graduates!


The Undergraduate UK Engagement Survey (UKES)

The UK Engagement Survey (UKES) 2017 is a national survey of all enrolled Undergraduate students who are not in their final year of study (non-NSS eligible) students. The survey includes questions on teaching and learning, organisation and management, learning resources and other areas of your Student experience.

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is a national survey run in collaboration with the Higher Education Academy. The survey includes questions on assessment and feedback, learning resources, and the quality of teaching.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is open to all postgraduate research students. It offers you the opportunity to provide the university with feedback relating to your own research experience in the areas of skills and personal development, career and professional development, quality of learning and teaching and overall satisfaction – allowing us to improve our offering for you and future postgraduate research students.

International Student Barometer (ISB)

This survey is now closed. It provides you with the opportunity to submit feedback anonymously on your time at the University of Central Lancashire. The survey is sent out annually to a large number of students at universities across the globe to enable us to compare our student experience with others.

Due to the global reach of this survey, an external research agency (i-Graduate) has anonymously collated your opinions and will provide the results back to UCLan. All responses are treated confidentially and feedback will be processed at a level so as not to identify individuals.

All responses that were passed on to UCLan from i-Graduate will be kept confidential, completely anonymous and used for the sole purpose of enhancing the student experience at UCLan.

UCLan Welcome Survey

The UCLan Welcome Survey is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate year 1 and Foundation students. This survey allows us to gain feedback from students much earlier than before, enabling us to resolve issues more quickly. This helps the university improve support to students during their first few weeks and throughout the academic year.

The UCLan Student Panel Survey

The UCLan Student Panel is an opt-in virtual research panel made up of UCLan students largely recruited via the annual UCLan Welcome Survey. The purpose of the panel is to provide in-depth insight into UCLan students’ perceptions and choices. This type of intelligence is far more ad-hoc than the other university surveys and is tailored around different aspects of the university experience
If you would like to be part of the UCLan Student Panel please contact: