22 February 2017

What do you think of your programme and Utrecht University?

National Student Survey 2017

Give us your opinion on Utrecht Universy and be in for a chance of winning cool prizes, such as a traveler's check for 2000 euro, a Bol.com voucher or money for rent, books etc. Utrecht University itself also has a number of prizes, such as 50-hooded sweaters 'Utrecht University 1636' and 50 vouchers for 5x coffee / tea of choice at Gutenberg, Goliath or Lodewijk

The National Student Survey is an annual survey on the quality of higher education programmes. This year we have significantly thinned out our own UU questions, so the survey has become a lot shorter.

How does it work?

You have been sent an email on your UU email address inviting you to participate in the NSE. Complete the survey straight away! Completing the survey takes approximately between 10 and 20 minutes. You can also fill in the questionnaire on your smartphone or tablet and finish any time.

Why should you take the survey?

Your opinion matters! Based on the survey results, Utrecht University will take action to improve the quality of your learning experience. Last year the results indicated the following:

  • The previous couple of years you were pretty critical of the preparation to your future careers. This convinced Utrecht University to introduce the Career Services. We are glad to see your increasing appreciation of this theme (2015: 3.44; 2016: 3.54). Not familiar with Career Services yet? Visit www.uu.nl/careerservices.
  • As students you rightly attach great importance to a sufficient number of study spots. Last year we increased the number of study places. We also introduced the Studyspot app to actively inform you of the location of available study spots. University Library De Uithof is currently looking into further areas for additional study spots in the near future.   
  • Veterinary students have shown in the National Student Survey that they would like more space for meeting and collaborating, in addition to the locations in the current study landscape. The Androclus restaurant proved the perfect place to make this happen. The final result is more (informal) study and meeting places and a livable and inviting restaurant.
  • You were also critical of the course schedules. This is a very complex issue and unfortunately we cannot satisfy all of you. What we can do is inform you as well as possible. That’s why we launched the MyUU app in September. It allows you to check your personal schedule both on Android and Apple devices. The app always provides you with the most up to date schedules including any changes. Download the MyUU app via the iTunes App store or Google Play.  

More information

For answers to frequently asked questions, go to www.uu.nl/en/nse.