The Student Barometer, comprising the International Student Barometer (ISB) and the domestic Student Barometer (SB), is administered online to ANU students during the first half of the academic year by i-graduate to collect data on students' learning, living experiences and ratings of support services.
Students will receive emails inviting them to participate on the launch date, and subsequent reminder emails every week if they have not yet completed the survey.
|Reminder 4 - Last Chance
How many students have had their say?
Weekly response volume
Check back weekly for updated survey response volume by College*.
||As at Week 3
|ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
|ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
|ANU College of Business and Economics
|ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
|ANU College of Health and Medicine
|ANU College of Law
|ANU College of Science
* Some students belong to more than one College.
An Anonymous Survey – even with personalised invitations and reminders
The Student Barometer surveys are anonymous. This is achieved by separating the mailing lists from the data.
The way these surveys are administered is that i-graduate sends ANU enough hyperlinks to surveys for every student at ANU. The Evaluations team matches student names and e-mail addresses to individual links. The Evaluations team then does a “mail merge” to create the e-mail correspondence students receive from ANU (i-graduate does not correspond directly with students through the collection).
Each week of the survey, i-graduate sends the Evaluations team a list of un-used links. We then update our records and send reminders to students who are yet to respond. So, even though you receive personalised reminders with your individual link, we have no way to link your identity with your responses.
At the end of the survey, the links are removed from the data. This makes it impossible for us to link the data back to any individual.
Withdrawing your Student Barometer Response
Your response to the survey can only be withdrawn while the survey is in the field. If you wish to withdraw your response, you can do so in one of two ways.
- Get in touch with the Evaluations team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request your data be withdrawn. We will then send an e-mail to i-graduate asking your data to be deleted. This approach preserves your anonymity as it keeps the separation between your identity and your data.
- Get in touch with i-graduate directly and request your data be withdrawn. This approach means i-graduate will know who you are. Of course, once the data has been deleted, there will be no link between your identity and your response.