What the project is?
Liverpool John Moores University aspires to excellence in teaching and providing the very best student experience for its students. Their focused desire to increase student engagement and extend the opportunities for learning has already led to widespread and far-reaching changes including a complete restructuring of the curriculum.
LJMU is an institution which prides itself in maintaining high levels of student satisfaction and in order to improve the evidence base to help inform their strategic direction they have been involved in the pilot phase of the UK Engagement Survey (UKES).
Recognising the usefulness and value of UKES outcomes they extended the survey to all non-final year students in 2014/15 and beyond. Used within the context of other student feedback data (e.g National Student Survey) the UKES data reveals new insights into the learning approaches taken by the students.
What the project hopes to achieve?
Project benefits include:
For the Institution - the project will further refine and focus their strategies to course design especially in relation to how student engagement data can be fully incorporated in the process of quality assurance and enhancement;
For the Sector - the project will deliver robust guidance with exemplars of good practice in the application of UKES for curriculum enhancement. The outcomes will be disseminated/available in the public domain.