• HEPI number 96

The UK-wide HEPI / HEA Survey was first undertaken in 2006. This year’s results are challenging, showing students have:

  • falling perceptions of value for money;
  • continue to display relatively low wellbeing compared to the rest of the population; and
  • have yet to love England’s high-fees model of funding undergraduate education.

There are lots of positive findings too. For example:

  • a new question on learning gain reveals most students believe they are learning ‘a lot’; and
  • perceptions of teaching quality are rising.

The picture is not a standard one identical for all students, however. As a result of more extensive analysis of the data than in earlier years, we are able to show that the results differ notably by subject, ethnicity, financial status, sexual orientation and accommodation type.