Improving student experience

We want to ensure all students have a great experience at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

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

Current surveys

2020 Graduate Destinations Survey

The purpose of the Graduate Destinations Survey is to gain information on the types and location of employment, salary ranges, and further study opportunities graduates may take up after completing their qualifications.

The survey is conducted in Trimester 2 each year and captures information of graduates who completed their studies between the beginning of July the previous year and the end of June the current year.

If you had your qualification granted between the beginning of July last year, and the end of June 2020, we have now emailed you a link to complete this year's Graduate Destinations Survey.

Complete the survey and you’ll go in the draw to win some great prizes. We will draw winners of $150 cash prizes on the following dates:

  • Monday 28 September
  • Monday 5 October
  • Monday 12 October.

All graduates who complete the survey by 11.59 pm on Sunday 18 October will also be entered into the prize draw of $500. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by email.

YOU Student Wellbeing Survey 2020

The YOU Student Wellbeing Survey 2020 waves 2 and 4 has been sent to first- and second-year undergraduate students at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington who previously completed the survey and indicated they were happy to participate again.

This is a long-term project, and by reaching out to students twice a year for each year you study at Victoria University of Wellington, we hope to understand more about how wellbeing impacts the student experience. Insights from the survey will be used to help improve the University’s learning environment and support services.

To say thanks for completing the survey, we are giving away three lots of $150 as well as a grand prize of $350. Once you complete the survey, you’ll go into the draw and recipients will be selected at random. The survey closes at 11.59 pm on Sunday 4 October.

Past surveys

2020 Have Your Say survey

On Monday 31 August, all students received an email inviting them to participate in the 2020 Have Your Say survey.

The survey captures our students’ experiences so far in Trimester 2. The results from this survey help to inform the continuous improvement of teaching and learning, research, and student-focused initiatives at the University. The feedback you provide will help us to support you in making the most of your time as a student.

COVID-19 Student Experience Survey

In May 2020, the COVID-19 Student Experience Survey was sent to all students at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

The aim of the survey was to learn more about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our students. Insights from the survey will help inform the continuous improvement of teaching and learning, research and the overall student experience at the University. We also want to understand the impact on your wellbeing, including the financial impact, so we can provide appropriate support and ensure the best possible outcomes for students.

Thank you for participating in this important survey. The results are on the student assessment of University performance during the COVID-19 pandemic page.

If you have any questions, email studentsurvey@vuw.ac.nz.

Student Voice—Getting Started

The Student Voice—Getting Started survey was sent to all new students in March 2020.

The survey captures our students’ initial impressions of life on campus, as well as asking about their enrolment and orientation experience.

The surveys are an important tool to help inform decision-making across the university and support a continuous cycle of improvement for current and future students.

Download the results from the 2020 Getting Started survey.

Trimester 2 Orientation and Enrolment Survey

On 27 July, the Trimester 2 Orientation and Enrolment survey was emailed to all new students who began study this trimester.

The survey captures our students’ initial impressions of life on campus, as well as asking about their enrolment and orientation experience.

2020 Surveys

In 2020, we will invite students to participate in the following surveys:

  • Getting Started—for all students new to Victoria University of Wellington in 2020.
  • YOU. Student Wellbeing survey—for all new undergraduate students and returning participants.
  • SERU-I survey—an international benchmarking survey for all undergraduate students.
  • Undergraduate experience survey—for all undergraduate Victoria University of Wellington students.
  • 2020 Have your Say Survey—for all Victoria University of Wellington students.
  • Graduate Destinations Survey—for all recent Victoria University of Wellington graduates

If you have any questions about the surveys, email studentsurvey@vuw.ac.nz.