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The survey design: Optional question banks

Net promoter score and subjective wellbeing had mixed responses in the consultation. These have been included as optional question banks, to enable those providers who are interested in collecting this data to do so.

On a scale of zero to ten how likely are you to recommend your HE provider to a friend or a colleague?

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Why did you score your HE provider in this way?

Overall, how SATISFIED are you with your life nowadays?

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are WORTHWHILE?

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Overall, how HAPPY did you feel yesterday?

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Overall, how ANXIOUS did you feel yesterday?

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be TRUSTED, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people?

If you were now to choose whether or not to do your course, how likely or unlikely is it that you would…?

  Very likely Likely Not very likely Not likely at all Don't know
Do a different subject?
Study at a different institution?
Work towards a different type of qualification?
Decide to do something completely different?

To what extent has your HE experience enabled you to...?

  A great extent Some extent Not at all Don't know Have not worked since finishing course
Be innovative in the workplace
Make a difference in the workplace
Change organisational culture and/or working practices
Influence the work of others in the workplace
Access immediate or short-term job opportunities in your chosen career
Enhance your credibility or standing in the workplace
Progress towards your long term career aspirations
 
Enhance your social and intellectual capabilities beyond employment
 
Enhance the quality of your life generally
 
Other impact (Please specify)

What was your annual pay for your main employment to the nearest thousand before tax?

 

What currency were you paid in?

Research students

These questions are taken from the current Longitudinal DLHE survey and are subject to further input from Research Councils UK (RCUK).

Thinking about the research degree you completed in 20XX, what was the main reason you decided to undertake it? And why else did you decide to undertake it?

  Main reason Other reasons
I was interested in the subject
I was interested in research
I wanted to go on being a student/I wanted to postpone job hunting
I was awarded a funded studentship
I was encouraged or required to do so by my employer at the time
I was encouraged to do so by previous tutors/lecturers
I wanted an academic career
I thought it would improve my career prospects more broadly
It was essential to get into the area of employment I want(ed) to work in
Other (Please type in below)
 

Did you receive any funding towards these research studies in terms of fees or maintenance, or were you self-funded? Please include any accommodation costs under maintenance.

What was the main source of funding for your fees? From which other sources did you receive funding for your fees?

  Main reason Other reasons
A) The institution where I studied
B) Research Councils:
- Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Medical Research Council (MRC)
- Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
- Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
C) UK Educational / Scientific charity (including The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation or Other UK Educational / Scientific charity)
D) Other competitively awarded scholarship or award (Please specify)
E) EU / EC funded
F) Support from my employer or an industry body
G) Other (Please type in below)
H) No other sources of funding
 

What was the main source of funding for your maintenance? From which other sources did you receive funding for your maintenance?

  Main reason Other reasons
A) The institution where I studied
B) Research Councils:
- Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Medical Research Council (MRC)
- Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
- Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
C) UK Educational / Scientific charity (including The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation or Other UK Educational / Scientific charity)
D) Other competitively awarded scholarship or award (Please specify)
E) EU / EC funded
F) Support from my employer or an industry body
G) Other (Please type in below)
H) No other sources of funding
 

To what extent did your research topic require....?

  A great extent Some extent Not at all Don't know
Working on your own
Collaborating with others in the same broad discipline or subject area as yours (e.g. chemistry, management)
Collaborating with others in different disciplines
Development of knowledge and skills that cross other disciplines or subject areas as well as your own
Collaborating with others outside the higher education research community
Work placement(s) or internship(s)
Periods of international mobility, i.e. working or studying in non-UK research team(s)

In the job that you were doing during CENSUS WEEK, how often did you...?

  Most of the time Some of the time Occasionally Not at all Don't know
A) Conduct research
B) Interpret or critically evaluate research findings
C) Draw on the detailed knowledge on which your research degree was based
D) Use your general disciplinary knowledge
E) Use the research skills you developed as a research student
F) Use the generic skills you developed as a research student
G) Work autonomously
H) Work as part of a team
I) Work under close supervision
J) Have responsibility for supervising the work of others

To what extent has your PhD / Research degree experience enabled you to...?

  A great extent Some extent Not at all Don't know Have not worked since finishing course
Be innovative in the workplace
Make a difference in the workplace
Change organisational culture and/or working practices
Influence the work of others in the workplace
Access immediate or short-term job opportunities in your chosen career
Enhance your credibility or standing in the workplace
Progress towards your long term career aspirations
 
Enhance your social and intellectual capabilities beyond employment
 
Enhance the quality of your life generally
 
Other impact (Please specify)

Newly qualified teachers

These questions are taken from the DLHE survey and are subject to further input from the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

1. Were you employed as a teacher on [census week]? (if no, go to Q5)

Only answer if you gained your teacher status at a university or college in Scotland. Were you employed as a teacher through the GTC Scotland Teacher Induction Scheme?

Were you teaching in a state-funded or non-state-funded school or college?

Were you teaching at the primary or secondary phase or in a college or other educational establishment?

If you were not employed as a teacher in [census week] or were on a temporary teaching contract, were you seeking a teaching post in [census week]?