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The UK Engagement Survey (UKES) - Information for Staff


The UKES is an undergraduate survey that asks students to reflect on the amount, type and quality of effort theyve invested in their studies.

This year were running a Big Bang campaign during teaching weeks 2, 3 and 4 (6 to 24 February) asking all undergraduates to complete either the National Student Survey (NSS) or the UK Engagement Survey (UKES). Were aiming for at least an 80% response rate for the NSS, and 50% response rate for the UKES.

These surveys will give undergraduate students the chance to reflect on their course experience at ARU so far, and help us continue to make changes that will have a lasting positive impact on our students. Further information about the NSS is available here.

Why does it matter?

The UKES provides us with feedback on how our students are engaging and how we can increase student engagement in activities which promote learning, and in turn will improve their academic achievement. We use our students feedback to make changes to their learning and development.

The UKES helps us to better understand our students' experience in the key areas of:

  • Critical thinking
  • Learning with others
  • Interacting with staff
  • Reflecting and connecting
  • Course challenge
  • Engagement with research
  • Staff-student partnership
  • Skills development (hard and soft skills)
  • How students spend their time

Data from the survey helps us target enhancement where it is most needed and helps us understand how students experience their course, how engaged they feel by the teaching and how supported they feel in their learning and development.

What are the important things to know about the UKES this year?

Undergraduate Survey Season Key Facts Infographic - UKES 2017

How can students access the survey?

Students can access the survey by clicking on the "Complete your undergraduate survey" tile on the my.anglia homepage or through the Anglia Ruskin App. Students will also receive emails to their Anglia Ruskin email address throughout the survey period. These emails will contain links to access the survey.

What's the theme this year?

This year well be donating 2 for every completed survey to three local mental health charities, as voted for by the Student Council.

  • Cambridgeshire Mind
  • Dementia Adventure
  • Peterborough and Fenland Mind

Who can participate?

  • Undergraduate students, who are not eligible to complete the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017, will be invited to participate in the UKES in February 2017
  • Eligible students will be sent a link to their student email account asking them to complete the UKES survey.
  • If theyre not eligible to complete either the NSS or the UKES, they can still give feedback via Tell Us.

When is it?

The survey will open on Monday 6th February and close on the 30 April 2017.

How can I find out more?


UK Engagement Survey 2017 - Questions

Students can access the survey directly by visiting

Supporting materials