University Experience Survey

About the Survey

The University Experience Survey (UES) is a national annual survey of first and later year undergraduate students.

The UES is a new survey instrument initiated by the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) as part of the Advancing Quality in Higher Education agenda. It has been developed to provide a new national platform for measuring the quality of teaching and learning in Australian higher education and provides insights on how students at University experience education in their institution.

A UES Consortium led by the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) administered the UES on behalf of DIICCSRTE in 2011 and 2012. The UES was developed by ACER in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Sydney.

The survey was piloted in 2011, further refined and conducted by all 40 universities in 2012. From July to October 2012, over 450,000 Australian university students were invited to participate in the 2012 UES and responses were received from over 110,000 students via an online or telephone instrument.

The successful tenderers for conduct of the 2013 UES were Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) and the Social Research Centre (SRC). The 2013 UES will be conducted from mid-August through to October 2013.

UES results are published on the myUniversity website at

For further information please view or contact the Institutional Research and Surveys Group.


Report Size
2013 UES GCA Deakin University Report Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 1.5 MB)
2012 UES Deakin University Report Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 273 KB)
2012 UES Deakin Results Briefing Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 238 KB)
2012 UES ACER Deakin University Report Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 802 KB)
2012 UES ACER National Report Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 1.6 MB)
2011 UES ACER Deakin University Report (Pilot) Adobe PDF file icon (PDF, 186 KB)

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