As a student at AU, you will receive the Danish Student Survey in autumn 2021. The survey will be sent to students on all Danish higher education degree programmes by the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science. Your answers will help to provide valuable knowledge for work by Aarhus University on the study and teaching environment.

  

How your answers will be used

The 2021 Danish Student Survey will ask about your academic and social well-being, teaching outcomes, experiences with stress and loneliness, sexism and much more.

Aarhus University will use the results of the survey in ongoing work to maintain and improve the study and teaching environment on individual degree programmes.

The results will also be used by the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science to update Degree Programme Zoom, an online tool enabling prospective students to compare degree programmes across education institutions.

 

Timetable

  • Tuesday, 26 October: You will receive the questionnaire in your e-Boks.
  • Thursday, 28 October: You will receive the questionnaire in your AU inbox.
  • October – November: You will receive a series of reminders in your e-Boks, your AU inbox and by text message.
  • Wednesday, 15 December: Deadline for replying to the questionnaire.
  • The results will be available in spring 2022.

 

About the Danish Student Survey

The Danish Student Survey is a new title that the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science will be using as a general term for:

  • the Learning Questionnaire (which covers students’ experiences of the learning environment on their degree programmes and their own approaches to learning)
  • Degree Programme Zoom (an online tool to compare degree programmes)

In future, the Danish Student Survey will be carried out every other year. Every three years (last time in 2020), data from the survey is used as the basis for AU's own assessment of the teaching environment to review the university's psychological, physical and aesthetic teaching environment. The scope of the questionnaire therefore varies from year to year, depending on what AU will use the results for.

 

Previous surveys of the study environment at AU

From 2007 to 2017, AU carried out its own study environment survey every three years. In autumn 2020, AU's own survey was integrated into the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science's national survey for the first time. Data from the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science’s 2020 survey therefore forms the basis for the assessment of the teaching environment currently followed up on at degree programme level.