We care about what students think

Here at HCA, we are constantly reviewing ways to make your student experience even better. The scale of our college means that we pick up individual comments from students and can seize opportunities to respond quickly. In addition, our dedicated student-feedback framework ensures each of our students’ voices are heard.

As a student here, you will find many ways to turn your personal opinions into constructive feedback. You can directly engage with the running of the college by speaking to Student Union representatives at regular drop-in sessions, getting involved as a course representative, or attending forum meetings between students and senior college staff. An undergraduate and a college-level student even sit on the college governing board, as student governors, and contribute to key discussions at the highest level of HCA governance.

Whether it’s talking to a member of staff, a student representative or even a member of the board of governors, you will find the opportunity to express your views.

Do you have thoughts and ideas about:

  • Potential projects?
  • Creative events?
  • The Cafe menu?
  • Student Services?
  • IT?

We want all students to share their ideas and be part of an ongoing conversation about developing new opportunities and experiences for students.

Contribute your ideas for HCA via:

  1. The online suggestion box on Studentnet or email suggestions@hca.ac.uk.
  2. Post in the physical suggestion box (in the café at CRC or on reception at Folly Lane).
  3. See our Student Experience Officer in a drop-in session.
  4. Share your question or suggestion through an internal survey.

What happens to your feedback?

Every question or suggestion that you share will be regularly looked at by the HCA senior staff team. Their response to you might be in a direct email, a conversation, or your suggestion might lead to college-wide actions that are then published on ‘feedback matters’ posters around college.

Tell us what you think about the course

Do you have…

  • Ideas for new projects or ‘live briefs’?
  • Suggestions for guest lecturers?
  • Questions about assessment deadlines?
  • Comments on your course modules?

You may discuss these with your course leader, but there are also other ways to tell us.

Other ways to give feedback on your course

  1. Let your course rep know if you have a question or suggestion about your course. They can raise it at a course-level meeting or perhaps even at the college-level programme board.
  2. Share specific feedback in the end of module survey. Your feedback helps guide how the module is delivered in the future.
  3. Ask a question or make a suggestion in our annual internal student survey. You can comment on both college-level and course-level matters, and results are looked at in detail by all of the relevant staff.

What happens to your suggestions?

Your ideas or suggestions will help your course improve and develop. Sometimes feedback may be relevant across HCA to develop and enhance the academic experience for all students.