The Student Experience Survey (SES) provides Griffith students with the opportunity to talk about their university experience. Participation in this annual survey enables both Australian Higher Education institutions and the government to gain insights into students’ experiences, specifically:

  • To monitor and improve learning and teaching in Australia
  • To assist with changes and improvements that will benefit students and assist universities strategic planning.

The SES feeds into the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) which allows students to compare student experiences across Australian higher education institutions. The Social Research Centre (SRC) carry out the SES on behalf the Department of Education and Training for all participating Australian higher education institutions during August each year. Only onshore undergraduate students in their first and later years of study are invited at random to participate in this survey.

The 2020 survey

In 2020, the SES is open from Thursday , 30 July to Sunday, 30 August 2020. A selection of undergraduate (first and last year) students and postgraduate students have been selected to participate in this year's survey. Those selected will receive an email invitation with a link to the online questionnaire in August. By participating in the survey, students will have the chance to enter the weekly prize draw to win a share of $8,000 in prepaid VISA gift cards. Find out more about the prize

How to promote the survey

We need help from all staff to promote the SES and encourage students to participate in this survey.

For convenience, below is some prepared text and images which you can simply copy and add to your social channels to promote the survey.

Facebook and Twitter:

Calling all #GriffithUni students - how would you rate your university experience? By contributing your views and experiences, you’re helping improve higher education for everyone - including current and future Griffith students. Enter now at

Download the image to add to your posts: Social media image 

There is also a lecture slide which you can use to encourage your students to participate in the Student Experience Surevey (SES). The SES is important, because it provides a clear picture of what life is like at university. It isn't a review of individual subjects, but instead an overarching look at the university experience in Australia.

Simply download the image and insert into your lecture slides:
PowerPoint image slide

SES 2019 Results

Griffith performed outstandingly in the 2019 national Student Experience Survey (SES). The results shown that Griffith exceeds the national average in all student experience indicators: Overall Quality (+3.3%); Teaching Quality (+3.2%), Learner Engagement (+2.9%), Learning Resources (+2.0%), Student Support (+4.3%), and Skills Development (+2.2%). Griffith has also improved its year-on-year institutional performance in five out of six categories.

Griffith placed seventh in Australia for Overall Quality of student experience and is the top public university in Queensland. Most significantly, Griffith University is positioned sixth in Australia for students’ satisfaction with Teaching Quality, an indicator against which 20 percent of our Performance Based Funding will be determined.

An info graphic for 2019 results will be available soon. You can view the full infographics results for the previous 2018 survey here

Get in Touch

Have any questions about the SES survey? Contact the team on (07) 3735 4688