Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement

United Kingdom Engagement Survey (UKES)

The United Kingdom Engagement Survey (UKES) typically takes place in a student’s first or second year. It explores the amount of time and effort students invest in their studies and how students engage with learning. The latter is closely linked to their level of academic achievement. The University of Portsmouth aims to reflect on student responses and implement changes that will benefit students while they remain at our institution. Used in conjunction with final year NSS feedback staff develop a greater insight into student learning.

UKES includes the following key student experience areas:

  • Critical thinking
  • Learning with others
  • Interacting with staff
  • Reflecting and connecting
  • Course challenge
  • Engagement with research
  • Staff-student partnership
  • Skills development (hard and soft skills)
  • How students spend time

The UKES 2017 survey took place between 2 May and 15 June 2017.