There is support for the positive impact of outside-the-classroom experiences on student satisfaction and retention
Employers can treat under-represented groups more favourably through the process in ‘tie-break’ situations, although the best candidate for the job must always be appointed.
In this set of tables I have used the Registered Institution data for 2012 and 2015 building a list of 131 students’ unions/guilds/associations in HEI’s that appeared in the NSS in all four years 2012 to 2015. The data involved is similar to that used in Daniel Palmer’s very clear league tables except I have excluded […]
Below you can download the full list of NSS Q23 satisfaction scores for each HE union with comparative scores from the previous three years. I’m posting this information with a tinge of sadness, as it may be the penultimate time that an SU question is included within the NSS. For those of you that don’t […]
Available to download below is a set of three league tables based on SU satisfaction scores in the NSS for Taught Institutions with over 500 final year students. The thin lines are every drawn five unions to make it easier to read across, whereas the thick lines divide the list into 4 quarters by the Q23 […]
We also discussed value for money and floated a measure that SU’s could use with funders: Cost per Satisfied Student. This was defined as the total of recurrent grant funding divided by the number of satisfied students (= student numbers x Q23 score)
We should be explicit about ambitions, priorities, pressures, anxieties and may need to agree that you will not always agree.
I have noticed some of distinct character types that emerge as sabbaticals look towards the exit signs – by identifying these behaviours, we can ensure that our officers leave with dignity, and then you are not left picking up the pieces of a disruptive exit.
My view is that in order to ensure we have a system in place to run an area of the organisation that most others deliver in our sector, we all too often look at those around us to get the quick fix
In short little or no engagement, no strategic plan and a terrible culture.