The Student Experience Questionnaire, conducted at the University annually, launched last Friday and will be open until the 9th of June.

The survey hopes to gather information from students to improve their university experience regarding things such as careers, accommodation and parking.

Last year, it revealed that students wanted more degree-specific career information, improvements to parking and microwaves provided for re-heating food brought on campus.

The students below all agreed that the survey could be helpful, as it gives students a voice, as long as their responses were listened to.

Senior Manager for the Academic Registrar’s Division, Fran Walder, said that the responses will be listened to and will be put to good use.

“We share the data across the University to enable insight and improvements. Data from the Student Experience Questionnaire has contributed to the development of the Student Life Program, an increase in on-campus accommodation and greater access to PASS programs, to name a few,” she said.

The University aims to have 7000 students take the voluntary survey and  Walder believes this is achievable based on consistent increased participation in the past few years.

“I am optimistic that students want to invest in the quality of their educational and extra-curricular experience at UOW,” she said.

“We achieved a response rate of 41.2 per cent in 2012 of all onshore students studying at the University of Wollongong.”

This figure is almost a 10 per cent increase compared to last year.

Words & Video: TARIK ELMERHEBE

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