Student Experience - your voice
What is the NSS?
Approx. half a million final year students across the UK are invited to take part in the National Student Survey (NSS) every year. The University takes the results of the National Student Survey seriously. Your feedback helps to shape and improve teaching, learning and student support at Warwick for future cohorts.
When is it?
You'll be invited to complete the NSS between January and April in your final year.
You can review Statistics results from previous yearsLink opens in a new window here.
What can you do right now?
If you want to share your views and feedback on the course before then, you should contact the Student-Staff Liaison Committee. Read about them in the next section.
The Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) provides a voice for students to share their feedback with the department. The SSLC is discussion space where students and the department work together to focus the student voice into enhancing your experience. The SSLC Chair and Secretary are both students.
- The chair and secretary maintain the Statistics SSLC page with student representative and minutes of meetings.
- To contact your Statistics representatives, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is managed by the Chair and Secretary.
- Members of SSLC also sit on a number of department committees including the Teaching Committee and Welfare, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (WEDIC).
We evaluate you by marking your coursework and exams. In turn, you evaluate us.
During term, we'll invite you to complete an online evaluation questionnaire. This gives you the opportunity to express your views on various aspects of the module. We really value the feedback we receive from you, and are often able to make improvements after hearing your thoughts and suggestions.
Departmental management reviews comments and publishes a summary of results.
This video explains further, and when module evaluations are available, you'll be notified via your module Moodle page.
The Department of Statistics runs a teaching prize to recognise good teaching, enhance teaching excellence and support sharing of good practice.
The teaching prize was inaugurated in 2019. Previous winners include Dr Elke Thönnes, Dr Massimiliano Tamborrino, Dr Giuseppe Cannizzaro and Dr Richard Everitt.
During Term 2 you are invited to submit nominations for any members of staff from the department of Statistics.
Go to the nomination form for further information and closing date.
For Tutorial Leaders:
We also run a teaching prize for those delivering tutorials in an excellent way. This will be awarded termly (excluding term 3). We invite nominations during each term up until 5pm on the final day of that given term.
To make a nomination please click here.
Not only can you nominate a teacher for a Statistics award, but for the centrally recognised Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATEs).
They offer a familiar and well-loved monument to the successful educators within the teaching community. Previous department winners are Dr Nick Tawn and Dr Martyn Parker.
Review the WATE siteLink opens in a new window for full information.
- SMASH- Statistics Modules Assistance and Support Hub. This is a support scheme for all first and second year students who need support on Stats modules:
- It is an informal drop-in session hosted in MB1.05 on Wednesday afternoons 1-3pm during term time.
- You can come along and work in the space and get support when needed or just turn up and ask specific questions and go. Either is fine!
- The sessions can be very busy. We are looking to expand provision for SMASH in future if it is well-used. To provide helpful feedback please follow this link and fill in this short form.
- We can help with understanding: notes, ideal solutions and general guidance on problem solving.
- MSB study spaces. Study spaces are available through out the MSB building. See the MSB virtual tour. The spaces include:
- Statistics Student Common Room. The student common room is located in MB0.14, on the ground floor of the Mathematical Sciences Building. All students with their home department in Statistics can access the room using their University Card. There is also a water boiler, communal fridge, sink, dishwasher, noticeboards, and tables which can be used by all students. Please make yourself at home but be respectful of others by keeping the fridge and communal spaces tidy. The common room may be used for work however its primary purpose is a social area so there may be quieter areas for working.
- MSB Work Areas. There are areas located in various places on floors 1 to 3 which contain desks and blackboards and can be used between 8 am and 6 pm.
- MSB Computer Room.
- MB0.10 is a computer work room that can be used by any student with their home department in Statistics.
- MB0.02 is a computer room on the ground floor of the Mathematical Sciences Building. It is sometimes used for teaching sessions but can be used by students for study whenever not in use.
- Campus study spaces. Need to find somewhere to concentrate? Or to collaborate? It's healthy to change your routine once in a while, to expose yourself to new experiences that might inspire you. The Study spaces site from the Library Link opens in a new windowhelps you to explore campus providing flexibility to support your study.
- IT support. IT services operates a help desk for queries regarding its services. A full list of support and services is also available. This includes software available to members of the university.
- R and LaTeX support. The department provides a "Basic R with pointers" course and R is taught within the core modules. There are further resources for R and LaTeX.