UK Engagement Survey

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The UK Engagement Survey (UKES) is a national survey which gives you the opportunity to tell us about your learning experience at Queen Mary. It is open to all undergraduate students who are not eligible to complete the National Student Survey.

The survey opens at Queen Mary on Monday 1 February and closes on Friday 9 April. 

Take the survey now!

What is the UKES?

The UKES is co-ordinated by Advance HE, a national body that champions teaching excellence. The survey asks you about things like how you engage with the learning on your course, how you work with others, and what kind of activities help you to learn. It is a chance to reflect on how you study and what might help your studies in the future.

Why should I take part?

  • UKES provides you with the opportunity to provide honest feedback on your course and your experience here.
  • The results are taken very seriously and your feedback will be used to improve the learning experience and services at Queen Mary.
  • Your feedback can help us to make positive change for you and for future students. 
  • It only takes around 10 minutes to complete.
  • The Students' Union is supportive of the UKES.
  • All responses will be treated as confidential and anonymised.

The results of the UKES at Queen Mary will feed in to analysis undertaken across all participating institutions, so your feedback will also provide insight into the student experience nationally, as well as here.

We hope that this will help improve your learning outcomes and those of future students. As the UKES is for all undergraduates not completing the National Student Survey (for final-year undergraduates), your responses can make a difference while you’re still studying with us. 

50p charity donation on completion of UKES 

The impact of coronavirus has affected us all in different ways. Some of those who have been affected most are the charities who work tirelessly to support the most vulnerable in our community. For every UKES survey completed, we will make a 50p charity donation. Students’ Union Faculty Vice Presidents and Course Reps were asked to help pick a charity on behalf of their Faculty – donations will be made to the chosen charities based on the number of completions. The chosen charities are:

  • Science and Engineering (S&E): Young Minds - S&E chose this charity as their mission to see a world where young people get the mental health support they need is incredibly important.
  • Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD): Cancer Research UK - SMD chose this charity as they do amazing research to find a way to beat cancer.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS): Whitechapel Mission - HSS chose this charity as they do lots of great work with the homeless community in east London.

How do I access the survey?

  • You will be sent an email to your Queen Mary email address which contains a personalised link to the survey.
  • Reminder emails will be sent during the survey period to students who haven’t yet responded, so the sooner you fill it in, the better!

Where can I find more information?

If you have any queries about the survey, please contact Johnny Dixon, Student Experience and Surveys Coordinator, at

You can find out more on the Advance HE website.