A message from CUSU President, Daisy Eyre
The Big Cambridge Survey is an annual research project taken out by CUSU to find out what students think about the key issues affecting them at university; and more generally identify areas that need improvement. It is literally a big survey that takes around 20 minute to complete and is open to all Cambridge students. This helps us shape campaigns that best represent student concerns and to know which groups of students are facing particular problems, particularly when representing students to the university. Questions are about a broad range of topics that occur across our university; it covers key topics from:
- Academic experience
- Welfare support
- Accommodation and rent
- Student finances
- Equality and access
- Employability, and much more!
With questions on everything from workload to rent, the BCS targets the issues you care about and gives us ammunition to tackle them! We want to ensure that what students really think about Cambridge is not only heard, but acted upon. In the 2016-17 Big Cambridge Survey, 42% of students reported that finances have been an issue for them at University, and 27% said that without financial support, they would have been unable to complete their studies. The University heard you and has started a working group looking at radical ways to reimagine bursaries and the bursary system – let’s make more change like this!
We require your CRSid to make sure that only students answer the survey. We will always keep your answers anonymised, and we will not examine responses in a way which could make you identifiable.
The survey is open from now until Friday, 15th June – and, if you fill it out, you could win £100!