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What is ISSE

The Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) is a confidential online survey, which asks students about their experiences of higher education. It is designed to inform developments within institutions while also providing a national set of data. Now in its third year, the survey has been improved and shortened from previous years and runs for a three week period in February-March.




Relevance to CIT

A good level of participation by CIT students will provide a useful database for assessing student opinion and engagement. For more information click on:   http://studentsurvey.ie/about-the-survey/   

Who is it for

The survey is aimed at first year undergraduate, final year undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. Invitations to participate will be sent only to these students at their mycit email addresses.

Why is it important

The main purpose of the survey is to provide benefits to CIT and its students by helping to improve feedback and appropriate action.

Objectives include:

  • To increase transparency in relation to the student experience in CIT
  • To enable direct student input on levels of engagement and satisfaction with CIT
  • To identify good practice that enhances the student experience
  • To assist CIT to identify issues and challenges affecting the student experience
  • To serve as a guide for continual enhancement of CIT’s teaching and learning and student engagement
  • To document the experiences of the student population, thus enabling year on year comparisons of key performance indicators
  • To provide insight into student opinion on important issues of higher education policy and practice
  • To facilitate comparison with other higher education systems internationally

Get involved

The Irish Survey of Student Engagement has closed for 2016. The survey will be available to first year, final year undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in CIT in February & March and will be widely advertised through the CIT campuses.

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