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.
In the recent autumn 2022 wave, a total of 1,820 responses were received for Teesside University, resulting in a 34.4% response rate (from a population of 5,291 students).
A total of 119,254 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 ISB ranking*|
|Enrolment / academic registration||1st|
|Accessing online learning materials||1st|
|Virtual onboarding||1st||Social orientation||6th|
|Marking criteria||1st||Performance feedback||2nd|
|Communication with students||1st|
|The physical library facilities||1st|
|Online study materials||1st|
|Virtual learning environment||1st|
|Internet access on campus||2nd|
|Making friends from my home country||1st|
|Value for money||4th|
|Career goal preparation||3rd|
*The ISB collected the views of 1,820 international students at Teesside University, within a survey response of 119,254 students globally and 32,890 in the UK. More info at: tribalgroup.com/2022-isb-wave-2-global-benchmark-list
|Enrolment / academic registration||98.1%|
|Accessing online learning materials||97.3%|
|Meeting academic staff||97.1%|
|Introduction to support services||94.6%|
|Formal welcome at the university||95.6%|
|Introduction to the campus and facilities||93.4%|
|Submitting work remotely||97.8%|
|The quality of lectures||95.6%|
|Communicating with tutors||96.3%|
|The level of research activity||95.5%|
|Communication with students||94.6%|
|Studying with people from other cultures||94.1%|
|The physical library facilities||98.3%|
|Virtual Learning Environment||97.8%|
|Online Study Materials||98.2%|
|Internet access on campus||96.9%|
|Internet access at my accommodation||92.1%|
|Making friends from my home country||94.1%|
|Social activities (organised events)||90.9%|
|DAY TO DAY LIFE|
|Feeling safe and secure on campus||97.7%|
|The transport links to other places||92.5%|
|International student advisers||97.8%|
|Clubs / Societies||97.1%|
|International Admissions & Compliance||93.3%|
|Would recommend Teesside University||91.2%|
|Satisfaction with value for money||92.9%|
*Not all students answer all questions. Percentage reflects number of students who responded with either satisfied or very satisfied to the specific question in the survey. In total, 1,820 Teesside University international students participated in the ISB. More info at: tribalgroup.com/2022-isb-wave-2-global-benchmark-list
**Postgraduate students only