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Student Experience Survey

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is a national survey of first year and final year coursework students, who study at Australian campus locations. This survey aims to gain an understanding of the experience that students have at each institution. The survey was first piloted in 2011 with results used by both universities and government to improve teaching and learning in Australia. In 2015, SES was renamed from the University Experience Survey (UES) and forms part of the Federal Government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) initiative.

How to complete the survey

QILT has engaged the Social Research Centre (SRC) to work with institutions to administer the SES. SRC will send direct emails regularly to eligible students during the campaign period from 1 August to 31 August 2018.


All institutions will be covered under one national prize pool for the 2018 SES (August collection). The national prize pool will total $32,000, comprised of four weekly prize pools of $8,000. Each weekly prize pool will be made up of three $1,000, five $500 and ten $250 prepaid VISA gift cards. The $1,000 gift cards will be drawn nationally and the $500, $250 and $100 will be drawn according to states and territories. All conduct related to the prize draw including permits, drawing of prizes, contacting winners and advertising of winners will be carried out by the Social Research Centre. The terms and conditions of the prize pool will be available at


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For previous national reports, please visit Student Experience Survey National Reports.

Curtin reports are available to Curtin staff and can be downloaded from: (login required).

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