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 (studentsurveys@uclan.ac.uk) and we will be happy to help.

The UK Engagement Survey, The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey and The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey



We want students to get the most out of their time here at UCLan, regardless of whether you're an undergraduate or a postgraduate student. The following surveys are your opportunity to give focused, detailed feedback on your studies.

Students will have been emailed the survey that applies to them, but if you're unsure as to whether you're applicable to complete one of the following surveys, please contact The <i>.

The Undergraduate UK Engagement Survey (UKES)

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

Other Student Feedback Surveys...



National Student Survey (NSS) – Monday 5 February - Monday 30 April

If you are in your final year of study, The National Student Survey (NSS) is the chance to tell the world about your experience at UCLan, providing us with a clear vision of where we do well and where we need to improve. Students who have filled in the NSS have helped shape your student experience, now it's your time to help improve it even further!

Your answers will help prospective students make important decisions about where to study and what course to choose, as all results will be made publicly available through Unistats.

Check out the video below to find out why the National Student Survey is so important

To launch the mark of the 190th Anniversary of UCLan, the University has created a short film entitled: 'You Said, We Did (In Time). Demonstrating how far the University has come since 1828 and how education has changed over the years, you can view the video below:


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: MarketIntelligence@uclan.ac.uk