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Evaluation of Modules and Taught Programmes

The evaluation of modules and taught programmes is a key part of the University's quality assurance processes, and part of a cycle of continuous improvement by the staff and students of a programme.

The formal Annual Review Reports are submitted for peer scrutiny at a fixed point in each academic year, and draw on a range of internal and external data.  It is through the formal Annual Review Reports that the University assures itself, and other stakeholders, that the quality and standards are being managed, that issues are being resolved and that good practice is being shared.

The current Evaluation Policy can be found here

We have also summarised the changes from the previous policy, which can be viewed here.

The most recent summaries of good practice can be found in the Summary Reports section, below.

Information on the Review of Research programmes may be found at http://www.aston.ac.uk/academic-services/for-staff/a-to-z-of-academic-services/graduate-school/

For guidance on this policy, please contact the Quality Team.

Summaries of the reports written in these years: 

2015/16

2016/17

 2017/18

 

Templates For Evaluation Reports

Please note that these forms must be downloaded and opened in Adobe Acrobat in order to work correctly.  Changes made in web-browser windows will not save correctly.  If your computer continues to open the file in your web-browser, please right click on the file and go to "open with" and select "Adobe Acrobat DC".

If you prefer to use the MS Word versions of these forms, you can access them below:

Data To Support Evaluation And Review

Student Module Feedback

The process for providing module leaders with Student Module Feedback is managed by the Market Research Office.

If you have any further questions about the survey process, you can email modulefeedback@aston.ac.uk.

Tableau Dashboard

As part of the Business Information Project, the programme-level data for review is being migrated to Tableau dashboards.  The data for student progression is now available on Tableau, with admission, award and employment data to follow.  Please click here to access the data.  Please note, you will need to download the file in order to view it.  Please ignore the error message, which is due to a compatibility issue with Box.

Programme Directors, Associate Deans, Quality Officers and other staff involved in review at the programme level, will therefore need to arrange to install Tableau Reader using these instructions

A Dashboard User Guide is also avalaible.

Data from the Planning and Student Management Information Team

The Planning and Student Management Information Team are, for this year, also presenting the data in the more familiar spreadsheets so that programme teams still have access to data that is not yet available via Tableau.  The undergraduate data is now ready to be viewed via this route, and the postgraduate data will be ready week commencing 5 November 2018.

Undergraduate programmes

Postgraduate Taught programmes 

Destination of Leavers Reports

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey is an annual study which all UK Higher Education Institutions are required to take part in. Universities are required to achieve a minimum response rate of 80% of eligible graduates.

The purpose of the survey is to capture a snapshot of employment of recent graduates from each institution.

The DLHE year runs from April to March and two surveys are conducted during this year. Each survey is designed to take place 6 months after graduation with the first survey taking place in April for graduates from the previous September (mainly postgraduates) and the second survey taking place the following January for graduates from the previous summer (mainly undergraduates). 

The most recent reports for 2016/17 have been circulated to School Associate Deans.  Please contact the Deans or Phil Burke in Marketing for access to the reports. 

Student Surveys  

The link below will take you to the four national reports produced by the University’s Market Research Office: NSS, DLHE, PTES, PRES

http://www.aston.ac.uk/staff/marketing/marketresearch/national-surveys/ 

Alumni Survey

A survey of Alumni and other Aston Student Surveys may be found at: http://www.aston.ac.uk/staff/marketing/marketresearch/aston-student-surveys/

Placement and Careers reports

Annual Placement Reports

The Annual Placement Reports are created each year by the Careers and Placements Team.  They capture placement performance data for each School and as well as an overall performance report.  The reports include specific data on:

  • Year-on-year placement uptake
  • Degree subject placement uptake
  • Student engagement levels for UK and overseas placement
  • Employer engagement levels for UK and overseas placement uptake
  • Student and employer survey summaries
  • New initiatives and recommendations

Access to the Annual Placements Report can be obtained by contacting Carolina Salinas, Head of Placements

Employer Data and Feedback

The Employer Data and Feedback reports are based on the Annual Placement Survey and regular employer feedback.  They capture data related to:

  • Employer engagement
  • Employer trends 
  • Employer feedback

Access to the Employer Data and Feedback reports can be obtained by contacting Angie Robinson, Head of Employer Engagement.