International Student Barometer

What is the ISB?

The International Student Barometer (ISB) runs annually and is open to all international and EU (non-UK) students at GCU’s Glasgow campus.ISB logo

The next ISB will open at GCU in November 2018.

The survey covers all aspects of the student experience and is your opportunity to tell us about you what you liked about your time at the University, as well as things you feel could have been improved. It is run by the external research agency i-graduate.

The survey is straightforward and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. You will be asked a number of questions on a range of topics, including application and arrival; learning and teaching; support services; and living in Glasgow.

All students who participate in the ISB 2018 will be entered into i-graduate’s national prize draw to win £1,000 cash. In addition, GCU students who participate in the ISB 2018 will be entered into a prize draw to win an overnight stay for two at a 4-star Edinburgh hotel, including a three course dinner.

How can I take part?

The survey is run by the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate) and is completed online.

If you are eligible to complete the survey, you will receive an email to your university email account with a link to the survey. 

Why should I take part?

Participation in the ISB is optional, but by completing the survey you will play a part in enhancing the student experience for current and future students. Previous responses to the ISB have resulted in positive changes for GCU students, including:

  • The introduction of our Global Buddies programme
  • The introduction of our extended international induction programme, to capture any late arrivals
  • The introduction of an airport taxi pick up service for all international students
  • An enhanced welcome programme to ensure new students make friends and are fully orientated before starting their course
  • More on campus employment opportunities
  • A student events programme which promotes student integration

What happens with my feedback?

Your feedback will be passed on, anonymously, to the University to help us identify how we can continue to enhance the student experience at GCU.

Your privacy comes first

We take your information privacy very seriously. All responses to student surveys are strictly confidential and are anonymised for reporting purposes. Reports will be in aggregate format and no individual will be identifiable. All surveys follow strictly the University's Data Protection guidelines.

Got a question?

Contact studentsurveys@gcu.ac.uk for surveys or data privacy answers.

Prize draw terms and conditions

Prize draw winners will be selected at random by i-graduate and notified by email by GCU’s Department of Strategy and Planning no later than 31st January 2019*.

One GCU student will win an overnight stay for two at a 4-star Edinburgh hotel including a three course dinner; this cannot be substituted for a cash alternative. Responses must be submitted by midnight on 31st December 2018* to be eligible for this prize draw.

*Note: The survey closing date has been extended to 31st December 2018. The prize draw closing date and notification date have been amended accordingly.