Insights

“Capturing and reporting on the student voice”


What do we do?

Insights as a department aims to inform Union activity through research and support. We do this through:

  • The collection of student feedback;
  • The analysis and reporting of external data sets;
  • Managing student data and dashboards.

How can we help?

Insights consults on, delivers, and reports on a range of projects, both internal and external. This includes:

  • Focus Groups,
  • Interactive Surveys,
  • Market Research,
  • Data Set Analysis.

How to get in touch with us?

Very easily! If you would like to chat to Insights about your data needs; or simply would like to learn more about our role within UPSU, please email us at insights@upsu.net.


Upcoming Projects?

  • TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) - Insights will be collating and providing data for the UPSU submission to TEF.
  • Annual Survey - typically run in November and March. Take part in the survey to win prizes!
  • StART Talking Weeks - typically run in November, January and April. This is your chance to give feedback on your academic experience so far.
  • NSS (National Student Survey) - A survey capturing final year undergraduates’ thoughts and opinions of the university; run at the end of each academic year by an independent governing body, which Insights analyses over the summer to give recommendations to the University and UPSU.

21/22 Academic Year - Insights Reports

NSS July 2022 - Insights’ latest report covers the NSS, released on 6th July 2022. The survey covers a range of topics related to the academic experience of students. The report includes both university and UPSU-specific sections of analysis.

Have a look at this report if you’re interested in the opinions and perceptions of final year undergraduates. 

StART Annual Overview May 2022 - This report looks at academic trends from across the year.

Have a look at this report if you’re interested in an overview of the StART data, as opposed to the individual reports. 

Housing Survey April 2022 - This project, completed alongside Democracy & Campaigns Officer Dom Owen, looks at Houses in Multiple Occupation and standards of student housing in Portsmouth.

Have a look at this report if you’re interested in learning more about student housing. 

StART Talking Week, March 2022 - This report, from our third StART Talking Week this year, explores each Faculty and its academic satisfaction, where all students can complete StART.

Have a look at this report if you’re interested in learning about student opinions on their Faculties. 

Annual Survey March 2022 - This report, covering the Annual Survey run in March 2022, covers topics such as careers, belonging, and academic satisfaction.

Have a look at this report if you’re interested in a more university-wide analysis of student voices. 

StART Talking Week, January 2022 - This report, from StART Talking Week 2, takes a look at student feedback both on the university generally, and for each Faculty.

Have a look at this report if you’re interested in learning about both positive and negative feedback from your fellow students. 

StART Talking Week November 2021 - This report, from StART Talking Week 1, looks at how students have commented on each Faculty at the start of the academic year.

Have a look at this report if you’re interested in learning more about how Insights makes recommendations for a better university experience through your feedback.

Annual Survey November 2021 - This report covers where students across the university rate their experiences to that point and priorities for the academic year.

Have a look at this report if you’re interested in learning more about student satisfaction.

Archived Reports?

As a reminder, if you’re interested in learning more about how Insights can support you, or what we do within UPSU, please email insights@upsu.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

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