Each year, the School surveys its students about their teaching experiences. The survey asks students about their lectures, their classes/seminars, and about their courses overall. The results of these surveys help the School to reward and promote excellent teachers, and to improve the quality of its teaching.
How the survey process works:
- The School runs a survey in each of its main teaching terms, Michaelmas and Lent. There are two types of surveys:
- the Lecture Survey
- the Class/Seminar Survey
If you have any questions about the survey process, please contact LSE Surveys
You can view your department's survey results here or look at results at individual course level in the Enhanced Course Guides.
Examples of changes made to teaching as a result of survey feedback:
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method: An essay feedback form was introduced in response to general feedback on surveys. Specialist philosophy classes were introduced in PH101 and PH103 in response to feedback from students taking these courses – not just on surveys but through the Staff-Student forum and other more informal channels.'
Management: 'The department of Management has used feedback from student surveys on our three existing undergraduate degrees in consulting with student representatives on our Staff–Student Liaison Committees in the design of our new BSc in Management. This new degree has thus been designed to remedy students' concerns including a new course on management in the first year.'
Media and Communications: 'The introduction of the non-academic readings in the reading list of the core course MC408 as a response to students' requests for non-academic 'entry points' to the theoretical discussions that drive the course; The introduction of 90 minute seminars in the core course MC408; move to 3 hrs per week feedback and consultation hours (office hours); our teaching exchange sessions to ensure that we meet the teaching needs of students who are both struggling and those who find the learning too easy (in response to the survey question, 'is the level of teaching and learning about right, too hard or too easy?').'