The University encourages feedback from students in a number of ways. Departments and Faculties normally use evaluation forms for their courses, most University committees have student representatives as members, Colleges have student officers, and focus groups are often held.
As well as local engagement, there are three national student surveys. During their final year, undergraduate students are asked to participate in the National Student Survey. For graduate students there are two biennial surveys, the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, and the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey.
Additionally, students are asked to participate in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey, carried out twice a year. Students are contacted approximately six months after graduation to be asked to fill in the DLHE for information on the work or training that individuals expect to be undertaking at a given census date. The Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) requires each University to collect this information on destinations so that national statistics can be compiled.