Staying Well Survey - Robert Gordon University


The RGU Covid-19 Learning and Teaching Group (which includes student members) wanted a mechanism that would demonstrate RGU’s continued commitment to listen to students and learn from them, whilst also generating data to enable academic teams to protect and assure the student experience.

This simple survey entitled Staying well while staying at home was targeted at cohorts that had previously studied on-campus, but now had alternative arrangements in response to Covid-19.

The survey was associated with the launch of a new area of the VLE, also entitled Staying well while staying at home. This area hosts resources to support off-site independent study, and promotes related events.

The survey itself includes nine short questions that were developed in partnership with rgu:union, under two headings:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Support and well-being.

Responses are given on a five-point agree/disagree Likert scale, plus some free-text boxes. Amongst other points, questions elicited responses relevant to individual modules of the current semester. Background analytics enabled these comments to be sorted and directed to course teams, as appropriate.

The survey achieved a healthy response rate of 30% and generated over 5000 invaluable comments for both academic and support teams. Results have been shared with academic schools and key departments to identify opportunities for further activity.

Any queries, please contact:

  • Name: Kirsty Campbell
  • Role: Learning Analytics and Partnership Lead, Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA), Robert Gordon University
  • Email:

(May 2020)

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