Improving student experience

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

YOU Student Wellbeing Survey instructions

  1. Go to your University email inbox and search YOU Student Wellbeing Survey.*
  2. Open the email and click on the Survey link.
  3. Complete the survey and automatically go in the draw to win. Winners will be drawn at random and contacted by email.

* All first year undergraduates have been sent an email. Second and third-year undergraduates who agreed to take part in the survey have been sent the email with a follow-up survey. All participants are eligible for the cash prizes.

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.

2021 surveys

YOU Student Wellbeing Survey 2021

The 2021 YOU Student Wellbeing Survey has been sent to all first-year undergraduate students at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Second and third-year undergraduate students have also received a follow-up version of the survey, if they previously indicated a wish to stay involved.

This is an ongoing project, reaching out to undergraduate students twice a year for each year they are studying. In conducting the survey, the research team aims to understand more about the factors which influence student wellbeing and how they impact the student experience. The more students who complete the survey, the better our understanding will be.

Insights from the survey will be used to help improve the University’s learning environment and support services.

A link to the survey was sent to students by email and they can complete it online from Monday 12 April.

Students will be asked to supply their Student ID number and last name, in order to gain access to the survey. This ensures that students are completing the relevant survey for them.

The survey should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete and all responses are confidential.

To say thanks for completing the survey, we are giving away two prizes of $100 each week as well as $500 at the end of the two weeks—there will be a draw for each of the surveys and winners will be selected at random.

The survey closes at 11.59 pm on Sunday 25 April.

If you have any questions, email

Student Voice—Getting Started

The Student Voice—Getting Started survey was sent to all new students in March 2021.

The survey aimed to capture our students’ initial impressions of life on campus, as well as ask 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 Student Voice—Getting Started Survey

In July, the Trimester 2 Orientation and Enrolment survey will be emailed to all new students beginning study in Trimester 2.

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

Last year, 397 new students participated in the Trimester 2 Student Voice—Getting Started Survey, a 33% response rate.

Download the results from the 2020 Trimester 2 Student Voice—Getting Started survey

2021 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.

Read results from previous surveys.

2020  surveys

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 about the surveys, email