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200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Important Urgent 18 4 4 15 15 60 48 54 116 Not… 2 Indifferent 4 Very…

173

It is time to recognise exams are formative as well as summative assessment. All departments should strive to provide individual exam feedback as done by PaIS, and those who provide cohort feedback should take the initiative to send Miguel Costa Matos - Warwick SU examiner’s reports to students.

Not Important

10

9
Indifferent

22
69

Very Important 0 50 100

150 150 200

Conclusion: Modules matter. Students want more choice. Policy Options: More 15 CAT modules, Allow students to take extra credit Miguel Costa Matos - Warwick SU

Should you be compensated for doing extra modules?

34% Yes No Not sure 10% 56%

In order to improve module choice (particularly with the increasing number of prerequisite modules in Social Sciences), students should be allowed to take extra credit and be compensated under Seymour or any similar formula.
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Not 3

9

13 23 31 48 68 78 139 96 Important Urgent

Indifferent

Very 0 50

100

150

Conclusion: Feedback quality direly and urgently needs improving. Policy Options: More training for PGs who teach. Transparent marking Miguel Costa Matos - Warwick SU
grids to highlight areas of improvement.

Not important

Indifferent

Very important

6% 7% 37% 18%

32%

Conclusion: Personal Tutoring needs an overhaul. Policy Options: Feedback on personal tutors, like on modules. Miguel Costa Matos - Warwick SU

Availability of resources (library/online)
Not Important 19 11 Indifferent 35 74 Very Important 121

65%
believe Library & Other Study Spaces Are Important or Very Important Issues
50 100 150

0
available.

Conclusion: Study spaces still need improving. Resources need to be more Policy Options: Systematic & compulsory sharing of module reading lists. Open
Leamington Grid Leamington for later on weekends. Convert some rooms into Miguel Costa Matos - Warwick SU supervised study spaces during Term 3.

120 100 80 60 42 77

110

Conclusion:
Careers & Skills need some improving.
Not… 62 52 37 40 57

Policy Options:

40
20 0 Important 19 12

Shorten sessions to 1hr to avoid timetable Indifferent clashes. Use subject- and 4 interest-specific mailing Very… lists, thus personalising e-mails. Increase Careers & Skills workshops during reading week, as many students stay over.
2

Urgent
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• I hope you found these results insightful into students’ priorities in the Social Sciences Faculty. • I am eager to work with all to improve student satisfaction and engagement. Contact me at uc031@warwicksu.com or 07771437915 • Another edition of the Barometer will be launched in Week 4, so stay tuned!
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