Students Staff

24 February 2020

We hear you!

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Meet the student voice ambassador team – they’re supporting this year’s NSS, UKES and PTES student survey campaigns.

Emily Osborne, Robert Hay and Ryan Grosu are student voice ambassadors and part of the Student Experience Team led by Hannah Gott within the Academic Section. Emily has recently graduated in MA Curatorial Studies, Ryan was awarded his MSC Criminology with Social Legal Research and Robert received his BA in History and Film Studies with a Year Abroad.

Student Voice Ambassador Team

As such, they’re very well-placed to gather feedback from current Essex students on all aspects of the Essex experience, both academic and non-academic. Their primary responsibilities include promotion and administration of the National Student Survey (NSS), UK Engagement Survey (UKES) and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) – all three of which the University is running until mid-April, reaching undergraduate students in their first, second and third years, as well as Masters students.

Their role also includes supporting our departments, schools and centres with their own campaign activities. This could be popping into lectures to talk about the surveys, decorating common room spaces, and holding pizza parties with some departments – as part of the effort to encourage as many students as possible to fill in their surveys and be heard.

Emily said: “Feedback provided by students is strictly anonymous. It’s really beneficial in helping the University and the Students’ Union find out more about what aspects of university life need to be developed or improved, based on the way current students see things – because you are the expert of your own experience! So, if something is going brilliantly or not so well, we want to hear what you’ve got to say about it.”

The team is also committed to sharing best practice across the University, such as adapting ideas about incentives that might work in one department and fit well in another.

The student voice ambassador roles are taken up by new graduates each year and offer some great experience and skills development to the graduates that are appointed. Emily added: “In terms of the job role, after graduating with BA and MA degrees at Essex, the experience that we are getting from this employment is a real benefit and looks excellent on our CVs! We are learning so many work-based processes and getting great employability skills – we definitely recommend applying for this role next year, so keep your eyes peeled over the summer vacation for the job ads with Essex Interns.”

This year the University is donating £1 for every survey completed. Emily said: “The numbers really add up – last year we managed to donate over £3000 – but that’s only possible if as many students as possible complete their survey.”

Can we beat last year’s total? If there’s a survey for you to complete, you’ll be sent an email, so just click the link and take a few minutes to have your say.

Find out more about the NSS, UKES and PTES surveys, and if you’d like to have a chat with the student voice ambassadors, pop in to room 5A.116 on Colchester Campus, or send them an email to studentvoice@essex.ac.uk.

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7 February 2014

Earn printing credit by giving us your views on student services

Filed under: Colchester, News — Tags: , — Communications, CER @ 3.17 pm
Our new Student Centre is due to open in Spring 2015

Our new Student Centre is due to open in Spring 2015

Earn yourself a £1 printing credit by having your say about our student services moving into the new Student Centre.

Our Colchester students can help shape the development of the new Student Services Hub by completing our online survey. Your views count and improvements have already been made from the feedback you gave in the 2012 and 2013 surveys.

The new Student Services Hub will form part of our new Student Centre, which is currently under construction on Colchester Campus. Work is well underway and the building is planned to open in Spring 2015.  

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24 December 2013

Have your say on sports

Filed under: Colchester, Loughton, News, Southend — Tags: , , , — Communications, CER @ 12.26 pm
Have your say on sports by completing our online survey

Have your say on sports by completing our online survey

If you would like to have your say on activities and improvements to our sports provision – take part our online survey.

our JustPlay team would love to hear from you – so complete our quick survey and let us know what sports and activities you currently take part in and those you wish you could!

Your opinion counts so make sure you have your say on sport at Essex.

Take part in our online survey now!

Make sure you stay in touch with our sports provision on our /justplayessex Facebook page.

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27 November 2013

Have your say and win dinner for four

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The Students’ Union and Hospitality Essex are conducting a survey of Fusion and Top Bar. We would be very grateful if you could give us your feedback, even if you have not been to either of them before.

Tell us what you think of Fusion and Top Bar

Tell us what you think of Fusion and Top Bar

Complete the survey online, it should only take about 10 minutes, then be in with a chance of winning a meal for four in Fusion by completing your name and email address in the last box when you have finished the survey.

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