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Student Experience Survey

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is a national survey of commencing and completing undergraduate 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.

  • From 2017 onshore postgraduate coursework students were also surveyed (nationally).
  • From 2018, onshore undergraduate and postgraduate coursework middle year students and offshore students (all years) were also surveyed (Curtin only).

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.

  • For students studying at or via an Australian campus, the survey runs from 28 July to 30 August 2020.
  • For students studying at Curtin’s campuses outside of Australia, the survey runs from 28 July to 13 September 2020.

SES Promotional Materials


All participating Universities will be covered under one prize pool for the 2020 SES (August collection) which is comprised of four weekly prize pools totalling $6,500. Each weekly prize pool is made up of three $1,000, four $500 and six $250 prepaid VISA gift cards. The earlier you complete the survey the more chances you have of winning. For example, students who complete their survey before 11.59pm AEST 03 August 2020 will be entered into prize draws #1 to #4 and will be eligible to win a prize in each draw. 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 draw is available from

All Curtin students (including those who study outside of Australia) who complete the survey will be entered into the national prize draw. Curtin campuses may also offer their students additional prizes for survey completion, look out for details in your local communications.


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

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