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Module evaluation – Bath Spa University

Module Evaluation

Provide anonymous feedback about the delivery, content, and assessment of your modules.

At the end of semesters, students are asked to evaluate the modules they have undertaken by completing a module evaluation.

The questions are consistent across all modules, and overall results are shared with students.

Who should complete an evaluation?

  • Any students who take a module delivered by Bath Spa University will have an opportunity to give us constructive feedback about different aspects of your module.
  • You are encouraged to complete a module evaluation feedback survey at the end of every module.

When will module evaluations open?

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught modules open automatically in the last few weeks of your course. This is usually at week 13 for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Guidance for students to complete module evaluation effectively: 

  • Understand the purpose: Recognise that module evaluations are crucial for improving the quality of your education. Your feedback and recommendations directly impact and enhance future students' learning experiences! 
  • Be honest and constructive: Provide honest feedback based on your own learning, remembering it is about your experiences and how your module content was delivered. Focus on constructive criticism and avoid expressing grievances or personal remarks. 
  • Reflect on the entire module: Consider your experience from the beginning to the end of the module. Reflect on pre-module information, teaching methods, assessments, resources, support, and overall learning outcomes. 
  • Be specific and balanced: e.g. instances, activities, or materials that were effective or could be improved: Acknowledge the module's strengths, such as effective teaching methods or engaging content, while also identifying areas for improvement, such as unclear instructions or insufficient resources. 
  • Focus on learning objectives: Evaluate how well the module aligned with its stated learning objectives and whether they were clearly communicated and achieved. 
  • Consider your own engagement: Reflect on your level of engagement with the module. Did you actively participate in discussions and activities? Were you able to apply what you learned to real-world scenarios? 
  • Discuss assessment and feedback: Consider the effectiveness of assessments in evaluating your understanding and knowledge. Evaluate the quality and timeliness of feedback provided by instructors. 
  • Be respectful and professional: Maintain a respectful and professional tone in your feedback. Avoid using offensive language or making personal attacks. 
  • Take your time: Take sufficient time to reflect on your experience before providing feedback. Rushing through the evaluation may result in incomplete or less meaningful feedback. 

Remember, your feedback is invaluable in shaping the future of education at the University. By providing thoughtful and constructive feedback, you shape the learning environment for yourself and future students. 


What are end of module evaluations?

These surveys are one of the most important ways you can provide feedback on the different units that make up your university course. They allow you to have your say in the learning and teaching you receive.

Whilst you may have many opportunities to feedback on your module during the teaching weeks, the end-of-module feedback survey is to find out how it went overall, and at the point that we can make improvements for the next time the module runs.

Why should I complete the evaluations?

The success of your units and the features of your course that you enjoy are in part a direct result of previous student and staff feedback.

Completing evaluations also helps you reflect on your style of learning and builds your understanding of the sort of learner you are.

What happens with my feedback?

Module feedback is one of the key ways in which we gain insights into how students feel about Bath Spa University.

It is used to:

  • Link your feedback to real improvements for students, and to respond to their needs
  • Give all students on all modules the opportunity to give feedback on their experience
  • Allow module leaders to enhance the teaching and learning of the module for future delivery
  • Enable school leadership teams to analyse subject areas.

Staff will use the scores and feedback from them as part of their continuing professional development and as evidence at different stages of their career progression such as probation and promotion.

This is your opportunity to provide anonymous feedback about the delivery, content, learning resources and assessment for each of your modules.

Academic staff only see the responses as percentages or counts, they do not see individual or named responses and they do not nor cannot affect your marks.

Honest, constructive feedback helps us to know what works well and what we could improve!

Anonymity of responses

If a student does not include anything in the open questions that makes them identifiable, no one in the faculty will know who gave which answer. This includes staff who teach and mark on the module.

Centrally, the system can track who has responded so that reminders are not duplicated, and high-level analysis can take place. The results of this analysis will be presented in a way that does not identify any individual.

However, the University reserves the right to identify a respondent under certain circumstances, such as where they suspect a breach of the law or University policy and regulation or a threat to the welfare of a student, staff, or another.

If you have any questions on student feedback or how we use your data, please contact

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