Do you love your life as a student in Ireland?


The HEA invites students to take part in an important survey about studying in Ireland, benchmarked against 30 other EU countries


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Impact of COVID-19 on higher education students “significant and far-reaching”


According to the StudentSurvey.ie and PGR StudentSurvey.ie reports, which contained the results of nearly 50,000 student respondents across 25 HEIs into the impact of COVID-19 on their experience of higher education


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How we listen

Use the interactive dashboards to explore the StudentSurvey.ie Trends Over Time Research

2016 - 2021

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Who knows more about the Student Experience than you

Student Survey 2021

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"What do you think your institution is doing well? Where could they improve? How have you found being a student there and what is life there like for you? We want to know…"

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You Said and We are Doing

UCC is entering a period of significant change, the new Academic Strategy aims to build connections to provide curricular coherence and to enhance the student experience

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Student Survey.ie is a powerful tool for supporting enhancement of the experience of students and staff in higher education

The feedback that you provide is integral in order to improve the quality of services that UCC provides on your student journey.

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1. You said that you would like additional supports around digital literacy skills

UCC’s newly launched Digital Master Plan aims to develop world class digital education services, to support staff and student needs for flexibility and accessibility, including further developments on Microsoft Teams, Canvas, Panopto, and classroom technology. Additionally, our weekly Student IT Tips and Tricks is a new initiative to help students navigate common IT issues and keep up to date with new technologies.

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2. You asked for a place of relaxation and calm

Having a space for our students to go that they know would be calm and predictable environment was a high priority. The Calm Zone or An Ceantar Ciúin is located in the Old College Bar building and is a space designed to be a place of respite and calm for students, and in particular students on the autism spectrum. The areas included a Reception & Open Plan Area, Workshop Space, Sensory Rooms 1 & 2 and Respite Rooms & Eating Spaces.

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3. You said that you love the library as it plays a fundamental role in enhancing your learning experience.

We were so pleased that our Boole Library remained open during lockdown. We work together with staff and our Student Union to provide services and supports necessary for students to study in a safe environment. Now the Boole Library opens each day from 7.30am – 1.30am providing a stable online connection and warm place to study.

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4. You asked for enhanced supports to look after your health and wellbeing, both mental and physical during a challenging time.

We know that COVID-19 has changed life as we know it and has had a big impact on your wellbeing. As we move forward, the UCC Keep Well website was developed as a resource to enable you to look after your health and wellbeing. Some key enhancements include the establishment of SilverCloud, the Everyday Matters series.

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5. You said that the ability to rewatch lectures was really helpful, particularly around examination time.

More rooms are equipped with lecture capture capabilities ensuring lectures can be recorded and made available on Canvas.

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University commitment

Hearing from students through university-wide surveys (particularly Student Survey.ie) about their learning experience is incredibly informative and gives the University valuable data on good practices, as well as practices that may need further development. This information can then be used to inform and prioritise decisions and policies to enhance the student learning experience.

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