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Continuous Improvement Reports


- the Irish Survey of Student Engagement

Undergraduate (1st Year and Final Year) and Postgraduate Taught

On an annual basis first year and final year undergraduate and taught postgraduate students are invited to participate in a survey about their experience and engagement of higher education. This includes their academic, personal and social development, and how their institutions provide opportunities and support for this development. The survey runs each year in February and March for a three-week fieldwork period that is specific to each institution. The first survey was carried out in 2013 and has run every spring since then.

Postgraduate Research

The survey for postgraduate research students (Masters by Research and PhD) opens every second year during February – March for a three-week fieldwork period that is also specific to each institution. This survey was first run in 2018 and is now on a biennial survey cycle, with the next survey happening in spring 2023. The questions have been designed to match the experiences of research students and have been pre-tested with groups of research students in several institutions.

Trinity College Dublin Findings Reports (Student Survey)

The institutional findings of the outcomes of UG and PGT are reported annually to the Quality Committee by the Dean of Students and the Quality Office and biannually for PGR..

Rapid Access to National Student Survey Results using the ' In Touch' Dashboard

The In Touch Dashboard allows users across the College to access data result files for The data can be analysised at local level using report automation and data visualisation within the In Touch platform.

The data analysed from the studentsurvey will help towards supporting timely and impactful School/programme level trend analysis, inform decision-making in School and/or programme, Committees and/or used in annual programme and/or school monitoring and or reviews. Results can be acessed once authorised.

Results are available from 2017 ( and PGR on In Touch. 

Accessing In Touch for the first time

  1. To get access to the data, users are asked to register using the URL below. This URL is unique to Trinity College.
    Registration URL:
  2. Once approved by the GateKeeper in the Quality Office, the user will recieve an email from In Touch, asking them to create a unique passoword. They will then be able to access the the platform to generate reports as required.

User Tool to Support Analysis

  • User Guide - provide information about how to access the Dashboard and what its capabilities are Results and Reports
  • Reports - responses analysed at a national level and are published annually to inform national policy making