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Evaluating the student work environment

Students now have the opportunity to have a say about their studies in the Satisfied Students Index survey. A prerequisite for achieving good study results is a good study environment.

This is looked at in a survey to identify how satisfied students are with matters such as education, student influence, gender or practical things like eating and seating areas. LiU, in cooperation with student unions, undertake a survey called the Student Satisfaction Index (NSI) every two years to find out more about how students feel about life at LiU.

The first NSI survey was conducted in the form of a web-based survey in the spring of 2008 and was the largest survey of its kind among students at any Swedish university. 12 000 students were surveyed, and half of them responded. The survey showed that 8 out of 10 students were satisfied with life at LiU, but that there were several areas for improvement.

Now it’s time for a new survey to see what it looks like this year. The questionnaire was issued on 10 March to students who are studying for at least 22, 5 credits this semester and who were active the previous semester too. The survey is designed by Synovate and will also be processed by this outside firm in order to ensure anonymity.

“The result will serve as a basis for decisions involving areas such as planning of premises, training issues or how LiU should work to ensure that all students are treated equally”, says project manager Marina Sandgren.

The poll results will be used in the work to develop action plans for continued improvement on various levels across the university, both at university wide level but also on campus, faculty and programme level.

The results of the survey will be presented to the Rector's management team on 28 May and to students and others the week after.

For more information, visit www.student.liu.se / NSI or contact the project manager Marina Sandgren, marina.sandgren @ liu.se.

Therese Winder 2010-03-18

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Last updated: 2010-03-18