University of Bath

Giving feedback anonymously

Find out about University guidelines to ensure that students can provide anonymous feedback as part of unit evaluations.

How we ensure that student feedback remains anonymous

Each semester, all students are asked to complete unit evaluations to provide feedback about curricula, teaching and assessment.

Data obtained from unit evaluations is used to identify areas with which students are satisfied or dissatisfied.

Respondents to the survey will remain anonymous. All data is stored anonymously and securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Analysis and reporting of the data is classified on the basis of the broad characteristics that students provided to SAMIS when registering with the University of Bath.

Once results of each unit evaluation have been collated and anonymised, they will be shared with Staff Student Liaison Committees (SSLCs) to ensure that feedback can be acted upon. Academic staff and student Academic Reps on SSLCs will work together to improve aspects of the unit that are in need of enhancement for the benefit of future students at the University of Bath.

Open comments from unit evaluations and other student surveys are not normally shared with students or The SU Bath. If there are open comments which would be useful to share, for example if a number of useful suggestions have been made on the same theme, the unit convenor is responsible for removing any inappropriate comments and any information that would allow an individual to be identified.

Collated data may also be shared with teaching staff, Directors of Studies, academic departments, the University's Learning & Teaching Quality Commitee and other members of staff to help the University develop its learning and teaching.

Responding to the unit evaluation constitutes informed consent to allow the data you have provided to be used for these purposes only.

If you have any questions or comments about anonymity and data protection, please contact the Student Engagement team at studentengagement@bath.ac.uk.