Student Experience Survey

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is an opportunity for first and final year University of Adelaide students to share their university experience. 

The Student Experience Survey (SES) stands as Australia’s most comprehensive survey of higher education students. The results help both universities and government improve key aspects of the student experience, directly tied to crucial learning and development outcomes. 

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has engaged the Social Research Centre (SRC) to work with universities and key stakeholders to administer the SES. The work is overseen by an advisory group which includes representatives and experts from across the sector. 

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At the University of Adelaide, we value the feedback and insights of our student community. By participating in the SES, you can actively contribute to shaping the future of higher education in Australia. The results of this survey will help the higher education sector and the government improve students' course experience and enhance teaching and learning in Australian higher education institutions to improve outcomes for students.

First and final year students will receive an invitation to participate in the survey from the Social Research Centre who administer the survey on the government’s behalf. We encourage you to participate in this important survey, although your involvement is voluntary. All responses are confidential and aggregated for reporting purposes.

The results from the survey will be made public via the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website to help current and future students make informed decisions about their study options.

Weekly prize draw

By completing the survey, you will be entered into a weekly prize draw for the chance to win a $1,000 prepaid VISA e-gift card.*

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Find out more

More information about the SES can be found at

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact the SRC Student Experience Survey Helpdesk on:

P: 1800 055 818 (from within Australia) or +61 3 8354 3635 (from outside Australia)

University of Adelaide staff are strongly encouraged to promote this important research to students, particularly if your role involves communicating with undergraduate or postgraduate coursework students in their first or final year of study. 

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Have your say about The University of Adelaide student experience.

Make your mark on the higher education sector in Australia. Check your student email to see if you have received an invitation to participate in the Student Experience Survey (SES). 

Open to first and final year students, your responses assist The University of Adelaide and the government to improve the quality of higher education in Australia. Visit for more information.


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