Back in January we begun research looking into pre-arrival reading amongst our first year undergraduate peers. Our aim was to see how many people received pre-arrival reading lists for their course, and if they actually bought and used the books on their assigned lists. We also used our research to see what our peers did … Continue reading Survey Winner!
Following on from the previous two posts relating to our pre-arrival reading research, our final post looks at the results of people who did not receive pre-arrival reading and how they went about preparing for starting university despite this. Out of the 115 responses from the questionnaire, a staggering 63.5% did not receive a reading … Continue reading Survey Results: No Pre-Arrival Reading Received
In the second of our three survey results posts, we look at post-arrival reading. Out of 115 respondents to the survey, 56% of students did purchase further books after attending lectures. The reason behind this decision to purchase books later rather than earlier was mostly reported to be due to having a better understanding of … Continue reading Survey Results: Post Arrival Reading
Following in tradition from the previous sage scholars, in early December 2016 we formulated a survey for undergraduate students in order to find out about their pre-arrival preparation for university, particularly in their reading allocations. Having received 115 responses in total, the largest proportion of students came from Geography students at 19%, followed by Psychology … Continue reading Survey Results : Pre-Arrival Reading Recieved
If you're looking for the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher and set of SAGE publication study skills books please fill in the short survey below! https://sussex.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pre-arrival-reading-2016 The survey is looking at pre-arrival reading for undergraduate students for 2016-2017. We have written about our own pre-arrival reading experiences and want to know if they are … Continue reading Survey: Fancy winning a £100 Amazon voucher and study skills books?
We ran a survey in order to get an idea about resource use and reading lists of third year Sussex students. Students from a range of disciplines answered the survey and as you can see the highest numbers are present in our own subjects (Business, Geography and Psychology). This may be due to advertising it on our … Continue reading Third Year Survey Results
Following the success of a survey about pre-arrival readings we did this time last year, we decided to alter it slightly and use it to enquire about second year students’ book purchasing and reading habits over the summer. The number of participants almost doubled to 192 thanks to better publicity and the added incentive of … Continue reading Second Year Students Survey Results
The SAGE Scholars designed a survey to look at various aspects of pre-arrival reading by Undergraduates. General questions such as: 'Did you recieve a pre-arrival reading list?' were then followed by more qualatitive questionning. For example students were able to write as much as they wanted for: 'How did you go about finding books for … Continue reading Pre-arrival Reading Survey Analysis
We are keen to see whether our personal experiences of university preparation is similar to our fellow students and so comprised a survey covering the types of possible preparation. We have written about our experiences in our previous blog posts and hope that other students will fill this survey out https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/sussex/reading/ in order for improvements … Continue reading Reading Survey