The International Student Barometer Survey is an annual survey conducted by i-graduate.
The International Student Barometer Survey specifically provides universities with an understanding of the motivations, expectations and experience of international students studying at participating institutions all over the world.
At Teesside University, we use the Survey to gain insights into the experience we offer to our international students, to identify the things we are doing well and to understand where we need to make improvements.
It is divided into four sections learning, living, support and arrival with a series of specific categories within each section.
In the most recent survey 780 international students at Teesside University took part in the International Barometer Survey, between November 2020 and February 2021. This equated to our highest ever response rate of 52%.
A total of 33,229 students took part globally, giving feedback on their respective institutions.
Below is a selection of the results received about Teesside University based on feedback from our students.
|Category||Teesside||Global 2020 ISB|
|Condition of accommodation on arrival||90.8%||85.1%|
|Enrolment / academic registration||93.5%||88.8%|
|Accommodation and living orientation||92.7%||80.1%|
|Finding my way around the local area||89.9%||79.0%|
|Accessing online learning materials||89.9%||88.5%|
|Meeting academic staff||89.6%||85.4%|
|Introduction to support services||87.7%||82.9%|
|Setting up a bank account||87.0%%||70.7%%|
|Submitting work remotely||92.8%||93.2%|
|The quality of lectures||91.9%||89.2%|
|Communicating with tutors||90.3%||88.3%|
|The level of research activity||88.7%||87.4%|
|The size of the classes||91.9%||94.1%|
|Studying with people from other cultures||91.8%||87.5%|
|Communication with Students||84.6%||77.0%|
|Opportunities for work experience||80.9%||69.1%|
|The physical library facilities||93.8%||91.2%|
|Virtual Learning Environment||91.7%||88.5%|
|Online Study Materials||90.5%||87.5%|
|On-campus facilities access||86.3%||82.2%|
|Online Tests and exams||93.0%||94.7%|
|Online learning resources and library facilities||89.5%||85.6%|
|Online Group work||85.5%||75.9%|
|ACCOMMODATION and LIVING COSTS|
|Access to suitable accommodation||93.3%||85.9%|
|Internet access on campus||93.3%||91.9%|
|The quality of accommodation||89.5%||85.5%|
|Internet access at my accommodation||89.2%||82.9%|
|The cost of accommodation||79.3%||61.6%|
|Making friends from my home country||88.7%||78.9%|
|Making friends from other countries||81.6%||79.8%|
|Making good contacts for the future||77.1%||71.5%|
|Feeling safe and secure on campus||95.5%||94.4%|
|Transport between institution locations||93.0%||93.0%|
|The transport links to other places||90.9%||87.0%|
|Campus eating places||97.6%||87.2%|
|Int'l Student Advisers - Student Life||96.4%||91.7%|
|Clubs / Societies||96.0%||89.7%|
|International Admissions & Compliance||93.7%||91.4%|
|School||% Overall Satisfaction|
|MIMA School of Art & Design||84.9%|
|School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies||89.5%|
|School of Health & Life Sciences||91.0%|
|School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law||83.0%|
|Teesside University International Business School||90.4%|
For more information about the International Student Barometer Survey, see https://www.i-graduate.org/international-student-barometer