Your digital learning experience

Creating a positive learning experience at Leeds is our main priority, but we understand that the last few months have created some challenges for students and staff.

As we all begin to settle into this new style of teaching and learning, we want to ensure that you’re being properly supported and are getting the engaging teaching experience you’d expect from the University of Leeds.

So, we’re sending a short survey to all students to find out how you’re finding digital learning – what’s working well and where we can make improvements – so we can make any necessary changes and plan for the future.

The Jisc Digital Student Survey is a national survey used by universities to find out how well students think digital technology supports their education. This year, we’ve updated the survey to reflect the current situation and will be using your responses to make immediate changes and plan for the longer term. You may recognise this from a survey we sent out in November, and they are almost identical – that’s because we want to continue to monitor how we’re doing and whether the improvements we’ve made as a result of your feedback are having a positive effect,

It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and every student who takes part using their University of Leeds email address will be entered into a draw to win an iPad Pro. It opens on Monday, March 15 and closes at midnight on Sunday, March 28.

Take the survey now.

Since we last ran the survey in November 2020 we’ve made a number of improvements as a result of your feedback.

Many of you said you had experienced difficulties with online connections

So we:

  • Updated guidance on connectivity, internet access and broadband on the IT Knowledge Base
  • Worked closely with University Residences to enhance connectivity in student accommodation
  • Are now offering an O2 4G Dongle and separate SIM to students who have connectivity problems and who are unable to resolve the issue themselves

Some of you said you didn’t have access to the right equipment

So we:

  • Extended the existing university laptop loan scheme, making laptops available for students who are unable to fund their own laptop purchase. You can access this through your School support service, or speak to your academic personal tutor for guidance.
  • Continue to provide support with the platforms being used to deliver online learning through Skills@Library and LinkedIn Learning and Coursera

Some of you said you were struggling to feel engaged in your online learning

So we:

  • Provided additional support for our staff to prepare interactive, engaging, online learning activities
  • Increased the activities to enable you to build communities and get involved, working closely with LUU

We are also working with Schools to ensure any issues relating to your programme are being addressed directly.

Want to make a difference to digital learning at Leeds? Click here to take the survey now.