Arts - School of Arts and Media - Engagement Week Data

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<ul><li><p>Engagement Week Feedback Faculty of ArtsSchool of Arts and Media </p><p>Vice President of Academic Affairs Engagement Week Data Faculty of Arts School of Arts and Media Hi everyone, Weve been busy coding and analysing your comments from Engagement Week, now on a School by School basis. The sheer amount of data we have collected is amazing! From teaching to transport, assessment to accommodation and canteens to Camtasia you clearly have an opinion on all areas of academic life and are not scared to let us know about it. Demographics We collected qualitative feedback from 113 students across the School of Arts and Media. The majority of these students (70%) were from Grand Parade Campus and the rest were from Hastings (23%) and Moulsecoomb (7%). Respondents were mostly female, 66, with 47 male respondents. The majority of the respondents were in first year (34%) and second year (54%). This summary includes an overview of comments on the top six comment subject areas with comparison to the university comment trends. The full Keep, Start, Stop commentary from students in the School of Arts and Media is included at the end of the document. Thanks again for all of your feedbackwe look forward to closing the feedback loop and reporting the changes very soon! Amy Rutland | VP Academic Affairs E: bsuvpa@brighton.ac.uk Facebook: VP AcademicAffairs Brighton-su Twitter: bsuacademic </p><p>I MY EDUCATION A Few Words on the Data Analysis </p><p> We have now coded the data under a number of categories coving academic issues, organisational issues an d other facilities and activities at the University of Brighton. We collected data from 1126 students and often each Keep, Stop and Start comment box had multiple comments addressing a number of areas of concern, delight and suggested improvements. Comments ranged from brief and specific to long and detailed and we would like to thank all students that took part for the consideration put into the responses given. This research now forms a rich database of student opinion across the university and will be a valuable source of input for not only the upcoming institutional review but also decision making process at the university. A detailed discourse analysis of the comments will be available soon with a school by school breakdown. Keep an eye on the new research area on the Students Union website for updates! http://www.ubsu.net/research </p></li><li><p>What have you said? Most of your comments have been about Teaching and Learning, with a large amount indicating a positive experience. However, there are also a large amount of statements on what needs to stop and what you would like to see start. Following this are your comments on programme design with a large amount of comments about the value of guest speakers and desire for increased one to one time. Learning resources is another area of commentary where you are looking for more access to workshops and longer opening hours. Timetabling is a key issue under organisation. While you enjoy the catering and appreciate local sourcing of food there are some concerns over costs. You would also like to see a new students union bar in place and more events. </p><p>Overview </p></li><li><p>Teaching and Learning The positive comments on teaching were made by almost 50% of students giving feedback. These comments were about tutors saying that were motivating, professional and brought a fresh approach to subjects. There was a clear preference for practical/technical workshop based learning and an appreciation of one to one contact time. Integrating different years and peer feedback was also commented on as a positive approach to keep in teaching and learning. Having a high number of students in a class or seminar group was seen as detrimental to teaching and learning. Other Stop comments concern lengthy lectures and a lack of cross-course working. Again, in the Start comments there is a desire for more tutorial time and increase in the provision of free additional workshops. </p><p>Programme Design Commentary on Programme Design is slightly more positive than that at the rest of the university. Almost 25% of students at the School of Arts and Media commented on the positive aspects of programme design. Much of this focussed on the importance of guest lecturers and speakers (independent artist talks) coming to </p><p>discuss industry experience and also the study trips, practical and workshop sessions that were built into the course. Students expressed a preference for shorter feedback session that were one to one rather than longer ones in a group. Suggestions for improvements to programme design focussed on cross course collaboration, cross disciplinary projects. There is a desire for an increase in tutorial time to be built into courses and shorter, more frequent lessons. </p><p>Some more detail... </p></li><li><p>Learning Resource </p><p>Positive comments on learning resources concerned the access to studio spaces with varied equipment, the ability to access facilities in other departments, late access to the media centre and a well stocked library. Critical comments were about limitations on studio and library opening times, especially at weekends. Suggestions for improvements were about increasing opening hours for workshops/libraries and improving software in the computer suites. </p><p>Organisation Structuring of timetables with large gaps was criticised alongside changing timetables and last minute changes that resulted in clashes. The late receipt of timetables (i.e. on first day of classes) was also and issue raised. Suggestions for improvements were better communications, back up plans for when tutors are off ill and more structure to the courses. </p><p>Students Union Positive feedback on the students union included comments on our Facebook interactions, events and the SU shop at Grand Parade. Comments around improvements showed a call for more events, a Students Union bar and better value for money in the SU shop. </p></li><li><p>Catering </p><p>While there were comments about the quality of canteen food being good many students also found it very expensive and would like to see free hot water and microwaves available to students. </p><p>What Happens next with the Engagement Week Data This data is already being used in the university to inform de-cisions that they will be making to improve the student expe-rience. Reports from the data will be fed into university com-mittees and any changes made as a result of your comments will be fed straight back via course reps and the Students Un-ion website. The data will also be feeding into the Student Written Submission which we are due to submit to the QAA as part of the Institutional Review in November 2012. The first draft of this document will </p><p>be available late June for you to pass com-ment on. We will be passing reports to school reps and course reps to ensure they have evi-dence to help them make changes in their own areas. If you would like any further information please dont hesitate to get in touch: h.mcknight@brighton.ac.uk </p></li><li><p> lectures </p><p> keep having guest lecturers motivating environment </p><p> lectures, engaging study guest speakers </p><p> cash machine </p><p> The cafe having things such as the pool table and table tennis </p><p> listening to students helpful with work problems </p><p> Guest lectures </p><p> providing relevant visiting lecturers and guest speakers Providing support for students that require help scholarship incentive </p><p> studio spaces for fine art computer room and hiring out media </p><p> good studio space listening to students </p><p> good library facilities good hot canteen food </p><p> the student support and services student nights etc </p><p> more technical equipment better cameras etc. </p><p> independent artist talks </p><p> Open facilities - I find it very useful that it is possible to go to other departments for inductions in specific equipment and also use other facilities which builds a strong bond between students, staff and technicians. It also encourages a greater awareness outside your immediate study environment </p><p> Keeping a relaxed, friendly and proactive atmosphere. </p><p> working with third years tutorials invaluable, contact time to father ideas and receiving feedback for me helps improve my higher education learning experience </p><p> our environment (college campus) </p><p> Outside articles in south gallery </p><p> professionals from the industry to talk about what their experience of the industry </p><p> the food co - op cash point </p><p> good access to studios and able to use equipment when I want </p><p> price down on the campus food cleanness in the studio a good support for dyslexic people </p><p> showing lots of art exhibitions making cakes and raising money for charity </p><p> Engaging students into community projects and with each other </p><p> Support Groups allowing people to get involved with student radio "BURST" </p><p> access to music rooms and instruments </p><p> Great accommodation </p><p> Keep the Facebook pages and interaction with reps </p><p> Being helpful with student services =) </p><p> Support for students with Learning difficulties </p><p> having different workshops about jobs, English course </p><p> having breaks during 2 or 3 hour lessons </p><p> updating students on their progress </p><p> social nights in collaboration with brass monkey or other local bars.... live music :) hot food is good :) - prices are good too </p><p> nice art gallery within building and lots of visiting lectures </p><p> increase studio times more tutor time assessment feedback more materials on offer </p><p> small classes on how to tackle work. notes in lectures and how to write essays prices low in student shop more lectures available in the SBT </p><p> All the events and fund-raising-I think they're very effective </p><p> visiting artists </p><p> Student/Teacher 1 on 1 tutorials </p><p> organising student union events and also LGBT events. I have also found the student services helpful when going to them for advice on careers student newspaper and student radio </p><p> be positive and supportive and give us all the information about possibilities of assisting, exhibitions etc/ </p><p> keep students being involved Keep Alice Smith-she is ACE! </p><p> providing technical support but we need more group tech sessions </p><p> creating green areas &amp; eco friendly projects. Keeping the media centre open till 8pm. </p><p> Consistent feedback allows for improvement. This throughout the year also helps shape what needs to be done later through the year. </p><p> Emails promoting students welfare Stocking the library with excellent resources </p><p>Keep Comments </p></li><li><p> Canteen food is good Keep doing Veg Packs </p><p> Sell cheap coffee </p><p> Social Events </p><p> Student university shop </p><p> tutorials lectures </p><p> Making nice food Good teaching </p><p> The office Materials activities </p><p> one to one tutorials </p><p> exchange student with Seoul National University </p><p> Awesome lecturers reaching us on current subjects, making us think about what is going on and how to change the world </p><p> seminar post lectures studio work readings (but maybe less focused/ more relaxed and varied) </p><p> opening hours great at GP tutors brill in printmaking good cafe at GP great shop at GP </p><p> Professional Practice lectures </p><p> Group crits as well as one to one tutorials exhibitions organised by uni talks from practising artists </p><p> good computer resources no studio fees </p><p> great facilities great teaching committed tutors </p><p> great technicians (sina) good student rep system having cash point </p><p> Promoting events Up to date information </p><p> providing technical support current and up to date software/equipment availability of resources friendly, homely atmosphere, part of a family!! </p><p> great facilities good food </p><p> guest lectures , film showing </p><p> Emailing us opportunities all sporting activities poster sales </p><p> visiting artists exhibitions cake stands </p><p> various extra curricular activities are great as is student services (employment help, counselling etc) </p><p> the helpful faculty (atmosphere generally at ease) the news updates on all sorts of arty things going on </p><p> Giving relevant feedback on our work in class </p><p> exchange trip opportunities </p><p> Workshop inductions lectures study trips </p><p> Providing computers Workshops Lectures </p><p> tutorials, very useful. workshops great visiting artist lectures </p><p> year exhibitions events/promotions/sales in foyer sign-ups to a variety of workshops </p><p> everything </p><p> Module elections Helpful tutors </p><p> Helpful Learning centre </p><p> Give us more lessons 23ish weeks a year + only 10hrs a week I could complete this two year course in 6 months </p><p> make it easier to a uni card as an exchange student </p><p> Visiting lecturers </p><p> Have lectures from external visitors </p><p> providing computers updating computer software </p><p> Emailing us opportunities about media placements and encouraging us to participate in current events. Free sports teams </p><p> great teaching bringing professionals to l1ecture </p><p> open minded education focussing on student skill set amazing tutors </p><p> lectures and informative times </p><p> joint projects with other years on the course </p><p> providing support and fresh approach to the techniques, encourage interesting and innovative talks and exercises </p><p> mixed year classes have open lectures </p><p> offering student services for-careers, volunteering/work, extra curricular activities having staff who have experience of working in relevant industries </p><p> personal tutorials with lectures are really useful for feedback </p><p> keep giving assessment feedback and keep having professional practice lectures </p><p> Emailing students about events ETC. </p><p> regular weekly crits and staff/peer feedback </p><p>Keep Comments </p></li><li><p> Making lessons practical </p><p> support for athletics </p><p> SU events </p><p> the old buildings </p><p> being helpful </p><p> technical resources </p><p> Social Events Organised Outside of lecture activities, i.e. documentary/film screenings </p><p> Using the studio </p><p>Keep Comments </p><p>Stop Comments </p><p> closing school at 8pm - 24 hour studio needed </p><p> having different access codes for buildings </p><p> big gaps between lectures 9AM lectures </p><p> availability </p><p> Bad timetabling </p><p> using Flairz as a venue time table clashes mixing radio and broadcast media groups ( they are not interested in radio and it disrupts our lessons) </p><p> greater opening times </p><p> trying to make so much money out of students </p><p> stop sending all the emails </p><p> open more facilities to graphic design or inform applicants correctly on the accessibility of other facilities course costs </p><p> hidden course costs (materials) </p><p> Prices at the SU shop - charging so much for materials such as paint, pens, and pencils etc. Means that a lot of students are prepared to travel into town to save money </p><p> Not letting students have hot water in the canteen. </p><p> payment of resources </p><p> external exhibitions that last ages </p><p> charging for use of sallis benney </p><p> closing at 8pm </p><p> charging 9000 stop locking doors </p><p> group project / too many most often I can't use a workshop because there is limited opening time </p><p> buying rubbish for the library - we don't even have a workable Mac computer in our campus (custle street) </p><p> ignoring the student radio station potential and offer some support for it to become a platform, rather than a...</p></li></ul>