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Research & Reports


Our Student Voice team conducts extensive research across the year in order to identify where change is needed to benefit students.


We publish a number of reports to highlight the key findings of our research. Our reports are used by the Students' Union, Elected Officers and the University to inform policies and practice. Take a look at some of the research projects we have completed recently.

COVID-19 Student Experience 

This study was carried out by Hertfordshire Students’ Union to assess the student experience during COVID-19, and the impact the pandemic has had on student’s education and wellbeing. Data was collected via an online survey with a total of 1522 responses.



Student Academic Satisfaction Survey 

This study was carried out by Hertfordshire Students' Union to gather feedback on current students academic experience, which in turn helps inform our efforts as a Union in supporting our diverse student body, and to work with the University to make improvements where necessary. Data was collected via an online survey with a total of 1271 responses.


Community on Campus

In collaboration with Red Brick Research, a survey was conducted with a focus of; community on campus, the Students’ Union, social life, lifestyle and wellbeing. It has provided valuable data for understanding the range of aspects which contribute to the student experience and given insight into how, as a Students’ Union, we can improve.


Timetable Report

This report from Hertfordshire Students’ Union explores the feelings of students towards their academic timetables on a whole, and further based on the academic school they belong to. It looks to understand the needs and expectations of the students timetables to inform the university on future timetabling strategies, by looking at satisfaction, student expectations and commuting students’ perspectives.

Placement Students Accommodation Experience Survey 2019

Data was collected via an online survey, that aimed to evaluate the experiences and opinions of Health and Social Work placement students via questions surrounding their experience living in university halls accommodation during their first year.


The Teaching Excellence Framework

A technical consultation on the TEF, part of the Higher Education White Paper.

Consultation from:
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Submitted: 09/04/2018

NHS Bursary Reforms

A consultation on proposals to reform healthcare education funding for nursing, midwifery and allied health students.

Consultation from:
The Department of Health

Submitted: 09/04/2018


Higher Education Green Paper

A consultation on proposals for sweeping changes to the university sector, including the Teaching Excellence Framework, new providers, the Office for Students, & increased fees.

Consultation from: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Submitted: 09/04/2018

Widening Access Funding Reforms

A consultation on proposals to reform national funding to support widening access and participation of disadvantaged groups in higher education.

Consultation from:
The Higher Education Funding Council for England

Submitted: 09/04/2018


Destination of Leavers From Higher Education (DLHE)

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey or DLHE is a statistical survey which aims to contact UK and EU domiciled graduates from higher education (HE) programmes six months after qualifying from their HE course.

Consultation from: Office for Students

Submitted: 09/04/2018

QAA Consultation Response

Consultation from:
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Submitted: 09/04/2018


QAA Student Submission!

As part of the University’s audit by the Quality Assurance Agency, the Students’ Union compiled a submission on behalf of students at Herts. 

This report is based on feedback from students and can be downloaded. 


Student Experience Report

The Student Experience Report is an annual report which pulls together student feedback from the previous year about your experiences while at UH - covering issues ranging from academic to non-academic. 


Uno Bus 2016 Review

Uno Bus is subject to a periodic review from Hertfordshire Students' Union. During December 2015, 300 students and staff members at the University of Hertfordshire completed a survey regarding the Uno Bus service. The results of this survey were combined with further evidence that the Students' Union has received to make a series of recommendations to Uno Bus, which can be seen below.



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