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5th November 2015
Irish Survey of Student Engagement 2015 Results

Irish Survey of Student Engagement 2015 Results

More than 27,000 students provide feedback on their higher education experience in national survey

- Publication of 2015 results from the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE)


The results of a national survey of third level students, published today (Thursday 5th November 2015), will help Irish higher education institutions to enhance the quality of education they provide.  This year, more than 27,300 students from 30 higher education institutions responded to the survey taking the total number of responses to almost 60,000 in the three years since the survey was first run as a pilot. Details of their experiences will be used by institutions to identify which aspects are working well for students and which areas would benefit from further improvement. In addition, the survey informs national policy as a key source of information. It is the first system-wide survey of its kind in Europe and one of only a handful of similar surveys worldwide. 

 The Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) is designed to ask students directly about their full experience of higher education. Student feedback provides institutions with valuable information to identify effective practice and provision and to prompt awareness of, and action on, any particular issues or challenges that affect students.

 The survey is open to all first year undergraduate, final year undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in thirty higher education institutions including all Universities, all Institutes of Technology and all Colleges of Education. The number of students participating has steadily increased from the national pilot survey in 2013 through implementation of the full survey in 2014 and 2015.


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