Improving student experience

Ensuring all students have a great experience at Victoria University of Wellington is one of the University’s key strategic goals.

Each year we ask students to complete online surveys sent via email to give feedback on their time at Victoria University of Wellington. The insights from these surveys are used to inform decision making and improve student focused initiatives.

In 2019, we will invite students to participate in the following surveys:

  • Getting Started—for all students new to Victoria University of Wellington in 2019.
  • YOU. Student Wellbeing survey—for all new undergraduate students.
  • Postgraduate SERU student survey—an international benchmarking survey for all postgraduate students.
  • International Student Barometer survey—for all international students.
  • Undergraduate experience survey—for all undergraduate Victoria University of Wellington students.

If you have any questions about the surveys, email

Current surveys

Undergraduate student survey

      The Have Your Say survey has now been sent to all undergraduate students at Victoria University of Wellington.

      We want to hear your opinions on your student experience so far. The feedback you provide will be used to create a student experience that is second-to-none for you and for future students.

      If you are an undergraduate student and you haven’t received an invitation to participate in this survey, send us an email:

      The survey is open from 29 July—18 August.

      There are a number of prizes up for grabs for students who complete the survey, including Vic Books vouchers, movie vouchers, Countdown vouchers, Prezzy cards, an Apple Watch Series 4 or a Samsung Galaxy Watch, and the grand prize of an Apple iPad Pro or a Samsung Galaxy Tab. The sooner you complete the survey, the more chances you have of winning.

      To be eligible for the grand prize, you must complete the survey by 11.59 pm on Sunday 18 August.

      The University ran a separate survey for postgraduate students earlier in 2019.

      Closed surveys

      Getting Started survey

      The Getting Started survey was sent to all new Victoria University of Wellington students in March 2019.

      The survey captures our students initial impressions of life on campus, as well as asking about their enrolment and orientation experience, which will help us make improvements for students arriving in 2020.

      The results will be available later this year.

      Postgraduate SERU student survey

      All postgraduate students were invited to complete the postgraduate SERU student survey.

      In 2019, Victoria University of Wellington joined the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium which allows us to compare our student experience to that of students at universities across the world.

      This survey gives students the opportunity to voice their opinion and help change the University. It drills down into how students spend their time at Victoria University of Wellington, how much they engage with the opportunities on offer, and what could benefit from changing.

      International Student Barometer survey

      The International Student Barometer survey was sent all international students at Victoria University of Wellington in May.

      The International Student Barometer is a global benchmark that helps us provide the best learning and teaching environment for our international students.

      The results will be available later this year.

      YOU. Student Wellbeing Survey

      All new undergraduate students have been invited to take part in the YOU: Student Wellbeing Survey, which you can learn more about on the Current Students’ Hub.

        Student Voice surveys—2018

        In 2018, we conducted three surveys to capture insights from all our students.