Have Your Say
There are many different ways for students to engage with the department as members of the Computer Science community. We strongly encourage all our students to become active participants in the department's activities, and in particular take the opportunity to voice their views and feedback on their learning experience.
Become a Student Academic Representative
Student Academic Reps are elected at the start of each year to represent the views of their classmates. The main departmental forum for this is the Staff-Student Consultative Committee (SSCC) meeting which the department holds each term. Student representatives are also invited to sit on the Departmental Teaching Committee (DTC).
The Students' Union provides additional information for academic reps, including training, networking opportunities and resources.
Staff Office Hours
Each of our departmental teaching staff keep an office hour during term time and over the examination period. You should drop in on staff during their office hours if there is anything you would like to discuss. This is also available as a published Google Sheet.
Head of Department ‘Open Hour’
Computer Science offers students a weekly open hour with the Head or Deputy Heads of Department. This is the chance for students to informally speak to a senior member of staff about any concerns or issues they may be experiencing. Students are welcome to attend without appointment. The open hour schedule for 2016-17 below. This is also available as a published Google Sheet.
Towards the end of each term we will ask you to (anonymously) complete Module Feedback Questionnaires on each of the modules you took. The responses are analysed and the findings are discussed at SSCC and DTC meetings.
Questionnaires are also sent out to all students at the end of their programme and the issues raised there are discussed at the DTC and the SSCC.
Annual Student Experience Review (ASER)
UCL departments review their teaching and student arrangements on an annual basis, so that they can check that programmes, modules and student-facing arrangements are running well, and take action where necessary. The process involves feedback from our students (individually and via UCL and national surveys), staff and external examiners. The resulting reports (the ASER - Annual Student Experience Review) are discussed at our SSCC and DTC meetings.
National Student Survey (NSS), Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) and Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)
Our students also take part in a range of UCL-wide and national surveys, including the National Student Survey (NSS), Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) and Postgraduate Research Experience Survey. Further information about all of these is here.