How do you have Your Say for Your Uni?

Published on 27 October 16

Do you know how you can influence changes at the University?  Your Say for Your Uni covers all the different ways that you can make your voice heard  - from being a rep (or just talking to your rep) to completing  student experience surveys.

Student Representation

You are represented at every level by your peers; from the Students’ Union Exec Team to your course reps - the university values the contribution of student representatives to help shape the future of the University.   

Explore how you can make sure your voice is heard – either by representing or by finding out who to talk to about any issues or ideas you might have. Why not take a look at the Student Voice or the guide to student reps?


Institution wide surveys are one of the easiest ways to give your opinion on everything from your teaching to the Students’ Union and all the other facilities that help make your student experience.  Over the course of this year you will all have the chance to complete at least one of these.

There are a number of University-wide surveys all aimed at different students. Although it might feel like you’re always being asked to complete surveys, you will only be asked to take one student experience survey during the academic year, plus Unit Surveys (for taught students).

When you’re asked to complete one of these surveys think about your experiences – what’s working, and just as importantly, what isn’t. They don’t tend to take very long, but without student feedback the University has no real way of knowing if we’re meeting your expectations or if what we’re doing is working.  All of your feedback is completely anonymous.

This year’s surveys:

You’ll be contacted via email when it’s your turn to have your say.

Consultation and Collaboration

Feedback isn’t always just about raising the issues, but working in partnership with the University in consultation events or research projects to help form the solutions.   

Local Feedback

As well as your course reps being involved with change at a local level, keep an eye out through school newsletters for opportunities to feed into decision making – things like focus groups are a great way to give your thoughts.

Seeing real change

Feedback and student consultations are used throughout the university at all levels to implement real and positive changes to the student experience .Take a look at these case studies  to see when student feedback has made a real change to the facilities, services or learning experiences across the University. You might also see posters and digi-signs featuring ‘I Said, the Uni Did’, giving examples of more local changes in your school. 

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