TEACHING & LEARNING SURVEY 2012-13 58M130/A - 1213 - Dip Vocational Studies (Performing Arts with Media) L1

MKC is commited to our values and vision to be a great place to learn and we value your opinions, feedback and honesty. So that we can continue to improve what we do please complete the survey below and thank you for taking the time to do this.

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  1. These questions are about your Personal Learning Plan and Flight Path.

    Do you have a Personal Learning Plan?
    Yes
    No
    Don't know


  1. Does your Personal Tutor regularly update your PLP?
    Yes
    No
    Don't know


  1. Do your teachers regularly update your PLP?
    Yes
    No
    Don't know


  1. Has the traffic light on your PLP ever moved to amber or red?
    Yes
    No
    Don't know


  1. If Yes to Q4 how did this make you feel?
    It made me determined to do better
    It made me worried
    It made me want to give up
    It had no effect on me


  1. Has your Flight Plan ever fallen below the target set?
    Yes
    No
    Don't know


  1. If yes to Q6 how did this make you feel?
    It made me determined to do better
    It made me worried
    It made me want to give up
    It had no effect on me


  1. If no to Q6 how did this make you feel?
    It made me feel proud of my achievement
    It made me determined to do even better
    It had no effect on me
    Don't know


  1. How would you rate each of the following statements in relation to your lessons & course?

            1 2 3 4 5      
      On the whole my lessons are varied & interesting and hold my attention Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The teaching/training on my course is good Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      My lessons start and finish on time Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I knew from the beginning how I would be assessed e.g. by coursework/exam Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      Deadlines for handing in work are clear Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      When I meet the hand-in date, I recieve feedback within 3 weeks Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The feedback I receive on my assessments is informative and helps me to improve Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I have access to a helpful Course Handbook which gives me important information about my course Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. In general, how do you feel about the FEEDBACK you get on your work? Tick ONE box only.
    It makes me want to do better
    It makes me want to give up
    It has no effect on me
    I don't get enough feedback
    Don't know


  1. How would you rate your TEACHERS/TRAINERS on the following activities?

            1 2 3 4 5      
      Treating all students fairly Excellent  Poor  
      Giving feedback on your progress Excellent  Poor  
      Checking that you understand things Excellent  Poor  
      Knowing you and how you learn best Excellent  Poor  
      Asking questions that help you think for yourself Excellent  Poor  
      Planning their lessons Excellent  Poor  
      Managing the group of learners Excellent  Poor  
      Providing clear and useful handouts and materials Excellent  Poor  
      Making lessons interesting and enjoyable Excellent  Poor  
      Relating to you as a person Excellent  Poor  


  1. Please rate the following statements;

    Always, sometimes, never

            1 2 3      
      If you have completed your set assignments do your tutors suggest extra work that you could do? Always Never  
      Do your tutors encourage you to read around your subject? Always Never  
      Do you feel that the work/assignments that you are set is/are challenging? Always Never  
      Do your tutors encourage you to aim for higher grades? Always Never  


  1. Does your teacher use moodle as a resource for your course?
    Yes
    No
    Don't know


  1. Please rate the following statements about the RESOURCES on your course.

            1 2 3 4 5      
      The classrooms and workshops are well equipped Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      There are plenty of computers in the college to work on if I need them  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      The staff in the Learning & Resource Centres are approachable Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I can find the information I need for my projects and assignments in the Learning & Resource Centres Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      I have found Moodle to be a useful resource Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. Please rate the following statements about the SUPPORT you have received from your Personal Tutor. If you do not have a personal tutor then please tick N/A for each question.

            1 2 3 4 5       N/A
      Extra help is easy to get & useful if I ask my Personal Tutor for it Excellent  Poor  
      My Personal Tutor sets me clear targets to help me improve Excellent  Poor  
      Support is provided when I or other learners have problems and advise our Personal Tutor of them Excellent  Poor  
      I have access to good advice on further study and/or employment when I need it Excellent  Poor  
      All of my support needs have been addressed when I have raised them with my Personal Tutor Excellent  Poor  


  1. Do any of the following happen a lot and make it hard for you to learn? Tick ANY that happen a lot.
    Students arriving late (5 minutes or more)
    Noisy and disruptive students
    Lessons that are too slow
    Lessons that are too fast
    Teachers being absent
    Lessons not running to timetable
    Lack of resources/poor equipment
    Having nothing to do in class


  1. Have you made use of the College Job Shop?
    Yes
    No


  1. Progression

    Please rate the following questions
    (1 = excellent and 5 = poor)

          1 2 3 4 5     N/A
      If you have used the job shop, how would you rate the advice and assistance recieved?   
      If general how well do you feel that College has prepared you for the world of work?   
      If you have applied to university how would you rate the quality of help recieved?   


  1. If applicable, please comment on your use of the Job Shop/or assistance with progression.


  1. Please ONLY answer this question if Functional Skills are part of your course. How would you rate the following aspects of your Functional Skills classes. Rate 1 is Excellent - 5 Poor.

            1 2 3 4 5       N/A
      Helping you do the rest of the work on your other college courses Excellent  Poor  
      Relevant to my future education/employment Excellent  Poor  
      Help from staff when I need it Excellent  Poor  


  1. Since you started the course have you had any problems with the following?
    Managing to fit course commitments in with other commitments at home/work
    Maintaining personal motivation
    Dealing with money pressures
    Travel to college
    Extra support you were promised not being provided


  1. If you have ever made a complaint and/or an appeal. What was the outcome of this?
    I was not advised of the outcome
    The outcome satisfied me
    The outcome did not satisfy me
    N/A


  1. What effect has your learning experience on this course had on you? Tick ONE box only.
    I have a greater enthusiasm for the subject
    I feel more confident in my ability to learn
    It has given me skills that I can use in a job
    I feel more confident socially
    I am better at learning on my own
    I am better at managing my time and responsibilities
    N/A


  1. What are the best things about your course?


  1. What improvements would you make to your course?


  1. Overall, how satisfied are you with the quality of teaching that you receive on your course?
    Extremely Satisfied
    Very Satisfied
    Fairly Satisfied
    Not Satisfied
    Very Dissatisfied


  1. Please rate the following statements;

            1 2 3 4 5      
      I have liked learning at Mid Kent College  Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  
      Overall the college has met my expectations Strongly agree  Strongly disagree  


  1. I would recommend the college to my family and/or friends.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. We value your comments and like to give you feedback on the outcomes of these surveys. How would you like to receive this information e.g. posters, Moodle?


  1. Do you feel respected and treated fairly whilst at College by staff?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you feel respected and treated fairly whilst at College by other students?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you feel the College welcomes people from different cultures, communities and faiths?
    Yes
    No


  1. Some Colleges offer someone to talk to about issues of faith, belief and spirituality. Do you believe this would be of use to you or others in the college?
    Yes
    No


  1. Gender;
    Male
    Female


  1. Do you feel discriminated against or disadvantaged on the grounds of your sex, gender or sexual orientation?

    If you need support contact Adriana.Temali-Smith@midkent.ac.uk
    Yes
    No


  1. If you answered yes to Q35, please explain:


  1. For monitoring purposes only, please indicate which of the following best describes your ethnic origin.
    Bangladeshi
    Indian
    Pakistani
    Other Asian
    Black African
    Black Caribbean
    Other Black
    Chinese
    White & Asian
    White & Black African
    White & Black Caribbean
    Other mixed
    White British
    White Irish
    Other White
    Asian British
    Black British
    Other
    Prefer not to declare


  1. If you answered Other or Prefer not to declare to Q.37 please explain your answer.


  1. Do you feel discriminated against or disadvantaged on the grounds of your race or ethnicity?

    if you need support contact Adriana.Temali-Smith@midkent.ac.uk
    Yes
    No


  1. If you answered Yes to Q39, please explain:


  1. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?
    Yes
    No
    Not sure
    Prefer not to declare


  1. If you have a disability, do you feel discriminated against or disadvantaged on the grounds of your disability?

    if you need support contact Adriana.Temali-Smith@midkent.ac.uk
    Yes
    No


  1. If you answered Yes to Q42, please explain:


  1. If you have answered YES to Q42 please tick the ones that apply.

    If you need support contact Adriana.Temali-Smith@midkent.ac.uk
    I know what support is available
    I don't know what support is available
    I know how to access support
    I don't know how to access support


  1. Age;
    14 -16
    16 - 18
    19+


  1. At which are site are you based? (If you use more than one site please select the one you use most)
    MEDWAY
    MAIDSTONE
    CHATHAM MARITIME
    OTHER