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International Student Barometer Survey

The International Student Barometer Survey is an annual survey conducted by i-graduate.

International Student Barometer Survey

About the International Student Barometer Survey

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.

Participation in the International Student Barometer 2021

In the most recent survey 1295 international students at Teesside University took part in the International Barometer Survey, between October 2021 and December 2021. This equated to a response rate of 33%.

A total of 92,019 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.

Global Rankings
Category Number of institutions ranked Teesside Global Ranking*
Overall satisfaction 96 1
ORIENTATION
Face-to-face orientation 69 1
Enrolment / academic registration 93 1
Accessing online learning materials 93 1
Orientation (finding your way around the local area) 80 1
Social orientation 83 1
LEARNING
Overall satisfaction 96 1
Performance feedback 96 1
Course organisation 95 2
Course content 96 2
Marking criteria 96 1
Level of research activity 96 1
STUDIES
Employability 96 1
FACILITIES
Physical library 92 1
Learning spaces 92 1
Learning technology 93 1
Laboratories 92 2
Online study materials 96 1
Virtual study environment 96 1
Online library 96 1
ONLINE LEARNING
Online Tests and exams 93 1
Online Assignments 93 2
Online learning resources and library facilities 93 1
Online Tutorials 93 1
Online Group work 93 1
LIVING
Average satisfaction 94 1
SOCIAL
Social activities (organised events) 93 1
Social facilities 93 2
Making good contacts for the future 93 2
DAY TO DAY LIFE
Campus buildings 93 2
SUPPORT
Average satisfaction with support 96 1
Library service 95 1
Campus eating places 87 1
Accommodation office 65 1
Students' Union 78 1
OTHER
Overall happiness 94 1
Value for money 96 1

*Based on the views of 1295 students within a global survey response of 92,019 students. More info at: tribalgroup.com/participants-in-the-2021-isb

Percentage Satisfaction Scores
Category Teesside
ARRIVAL OVERALL 95.6%
Pre-arrival info 96.8%
Condition of accommodation on arrival 92.0%
ORIENTATION
Face-to-face orientation 100%
Virtual onboarding 95.4%
Enrolment / academic registration 97.7%
Accommodation and living orientation 90.3%
Opportunities to make friends from home country 93.6%
Study sense 95.6%
Internet access on arrival 93.2%
Orientation (Finding my way around the local area) 95.4%
Accessing online learning materials 97.0%
Meeting academic staff 96.9%
Finance Department 93.5%
Accommodation Office during orientation 100%
Introduction to support services 94.5%
Social orientation 93.6%
Formal welcome at the university 95.6%
Introduction to the campus and facilities 94.5%
Social activities 93.6%
LEARNING OVERALL 97.2%
Academics' English 96.9%
Expert lecturers 97.7%
Assessment 97.7%
Submitting work remotely 98.1%
Course content 96.3%
The quality of lectures 97.4%
Performance feedback 97.2%
Marking criteria 96.3%
Good teachers 96.5%
Communicating with tutors 96.9%
Learning support 95.1%
The level of research activity 96.1%
Course organisation 96.7%
STUDIES
Language support 95.7%
Topic selection** 96.3%
The size of the classes 93.9%
Studying with people from other cultures 96.3%
Employability 93.0%
FACILITIES
Learning spaces 98.8%
The physical library facilities 98.9%
Learning Technology 98.4%
Laboratories 97.8%
Virtual Learning Environment 97.1%
Online Study Materials 97.6%
Online library 97.0%
On-campus facilities access 96.6%
ONLINE LEARNING
Online Tests and exams 96.7%
Online Assignments 96.6%
Online Tutorials 95.7%
Online Lectures 95.1%
Online learning resources and library facilities 96.4%
Online Group work 91.1%
LIVING OVERALL 93.6%
Internet access on campus 95.6%
Internet access at my accommodation 92.6%
SOCIAL
Making friends from my home country 93.4%
Social activities (organised events) 92.7%
Social facilities 92.5%
DAY TO DAY LIFE
Campus environment 97.5%
Campus buildings 98.4%
Feeling safe and secure on campus 99.2%
Eco-friendly attitude 98.2%
Worship facilities 93.2%
The transport links to other places 93.2%
Visa advice 91.6%
SUPPORT AVERAGE 97.3%
Counselling Service 96.4%
PGR support (Research and Innovation, postgraduate students only) 98.4%
Campus eating places 98.8%
Library Service 99.4%
IT Support 98.4%
Students' Union 98.1%
Personal Tutors 98.1%
Disability Services 97.9%
Warden Team 95.0%
Int'l Student Advisers - Student Life 96.9%
Clubs / Societies 98.4%
International Admissions & Compliance 94.2%
Accommodation Office 98.6%
Finance Department 95.4%
Careers Service 94.8%
Faith and reflection service 98.4%
COVID-19 RESPONSE
Covid-19 Communication 95.2%
Overall Covid-19 response 94.3%
Covid-19 online learning 93.2%
OTHER
Would recommend Teesside University 90.3%
Happy at Teesside University 95.5%
Satisfaction with value for money 93.5%

For more information about the International Student Barometer Survey, see https://www.i-graduate.org/international-student-barometer

**Postgraduate students only