The UK Engagement Survey (UKES) is the only nationwide undergraduate survey to focus on student engagement.
This year's results highlighted that engagement among Black, Asian and minority ethnic students remained higher than for their white counterparts, despite ongoing challenges posed by the Black, Asian and minority ethnic attainment gap. The 2021 survey also highlighted that universities should focus on raising engagement across disadvantaged groups such as disabled students and those from areas of low participation in HE, as well as challenges in key areas (such as such as student engagement, staff–student interactions and learning challenges) brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Anne Rowan, report co-author and Advance HE Mixed Methods Researcher, shares her thoughts on the key findings which saw high levels of engagement but persisting challenges for student mental health.
Access UKES 2021 and an infographic exploring the key findings below.