The HEPI-HEA Student Academic Experience Survey 2014

Ioannis Soilemetzidis, Paul Bennett, Alex Buckley, Nick Hillman, Geoff Stokes

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The HEPI–HEA Student Academic Experience Survey 2014 continues the
series of similar surveys conducted for the Higher Education Policy Institute
(HEPI) since 2006, and this year has been undertaken in partnership with
the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The survey investigates the learning
and teaching experiences of students, including satisfaction with courses,
reasons for dissatisfaction, experience of different-sized classes, total time
spent working, perceptions of value-for-money, institutional spending
priorities and, this year, we have added a focus on student wellbeing. Both
first-year and second-year students studying in England in 2014 are now
subject to the new fees regime and this is an opportune moment to explore
any evidence of the impact of the recent changes on their expectations,
perceptions and experience.
The survey was conducted in February and March 2014, with respondents
drawn from YouthSight’s ‘Student Panel’ which itself recruits students
in partnership with the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
(UCAS). 15,046 students completed the survey, giving a substantial base for
investigating sector-wide issues, for further research and for informing policy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHigher Education Policy Institute
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2014


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