Start Survey

The Start Survey is a national survey that maps the degree choice process and the first-year student experience and tracks the determinants of degree success and first-year student attrition in higher education. The survey consists of three questionnaires, which are administered over the course of one academic year, thus enabling higher education institutions to track and monitor students throughout their first year of study. The Start Survey collects data on topics including degree choice; use of information provided; expectations; alignment between current and prior curricula; study behaviour and student effort; student time use; academic progress; and drop-out reasons. ResearchNed performs research to determine if and, if so, how this data correlates with degree success and attrition and if higher education institutions are able to make a difference here.