What are these surveys about?
Welcome to ANU. As part of our whole-of-university approach to helping new students join the ANU community, we are asking all students commencing in coursework degrees (undergraduate or postgraduate) in Semester 1 to complete two short surveys. These surveys ask about your participation in activities and events, and your experiences of them, as we welcome you to ANU. We refer to this as our orientation and transition process. These surveys help us to understand commencing student experiences and respond to any suggestions you might have to make future students' experience of joining the ANU community the best it can be.
The first survey, ANU Welcome, asks about the content you received prior to arriving at ANU, O-Week programming, and other key orientation activities. If you are a new resident in one of our ANU residences, we'll also ask you about your check-in process and how you are finding things so far.
This website will be updated regularly, so please check-in over 2023 to learn about how we gather your feedback as you become part of the ANU community.
How does it work?
If you are a commencing student enrolled in a coursework degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) you will receive an invitation to complete this survey from us, ANU Institutional Research, to your ANU email. It will contain a link that you can click or copy and paste into a browser of your choice. That link is unique to you. You will receive this email on the date the survey opens.
As with all the ANU surveys you will receive from us, you can complete this survey on mobile, laptop or desktop computer.
All ANU Standard Surveys are voluntary. We encourage you to read the Participant Information Sheet before commencing the survey so that you know how we collect, manage and use survey responses, and this can inform your decision to participate.
How does this survey impact me? What is the data used for?
This survey is confidential. A confidential survey means that we will link your UID (your unique University Identification number) to your responses, so that you don't have to give us information you have already provided to the University over and over again. Information about what we will link your UID with for this survey, who has access to the data, and how it will be stored is detailed in the Privacy Impact Assessment. All ANU Standard Surveys sent by Institutional Research will have a document called a Privacy Impact Assessment and will be available to review before you receive your invitation to participate in these surveys.
The data in this survey is used to inform decision-making about the orientation experience we provide to new students. When you respond to an ANU survey, your voice and experience becomes part of the information that decision-makers use to listen to and understand what the University community needs.
Importantly, all data that is used for reporting to inform University decision-making is de-identified. That means, no individual can be identified and reporting is always conducted in aggregate. As is your right, you may request to retrieve a copy of your response and/or delete your response at any time.
I've now responded to the ANU Welcome Survey, what happens next?
All newly commencing students will receive a follow-up survey to the ANU Welcome Survey during Week 9 of Semester 1. The ANU Check-In Survey, will do just that. This follow-up survey will ask if you have found everything you needed in the first few weeks of your study, provide an opportunity for feedback and to ask about any extra help you might need to make your transition to University life as smooth as possible. Keep an eye on your ANU email in Week 9 of Semester 1 for your invitation to the ANU Check-In Survey.
ANU Welcome Survey
ANU Check-In Survey