Polls - The Results

  • This page is an archive of the UniLife polls  
  • Polls are used to gauge student opinions  
  • They are quick and easy but are not 100% accurate or representative
  • To suggest a topic for a poll email [email protected]

Current Poll

Votes %
Moving in and making new friends
Freshers’ Fair and all the Welcome Events
Exploring the area
Trying out a new club, team or society
Prepping for my course
TOTAL

Visit the Welcome Events page for more information about what’s on. 


Older Polls

What are your plans for the vacation? (28/07/2022 - 7/09/2022)

Votes %
Spending time with family and friends 75 36
Studying 28 14
Working 68 33
Relaxing 26 13
Something else 9 4
TOTAL 206 100

If you are studying, resitting or resubmitting this summer, Study Skills have exam prep and referencing workshops and one-to-one tutorials that can help. If you are doing your dissertation, the library has created a pool of resources that will help you to start your dissertation with confidence.


How is your revision preparation going? (26/04/2022 - 28/07/2022)

Votes %
I haven't started yet! 20 9
Great, thanks. 30 14
Ok, I think. 28 13
I need help. 18 8
Aaargh!!! 42 20
I don’t have any exams/assessments! 78 36
TOTAL 216 100

Take a look at the Library’s top tips for surviving the revision and exam period for practical, positive ideas to help set you on the right path.


Votes %
Yes 6 7%
No 48 59%
What focus groups? 28 34%
TOTAL 82 100%

The University recently launched its Well-Being and Health Strategy to students and colleagues. To inform the development of the next version (2022 – 2024 and possibly beyond), students are encouraged to attend an on-campus or online focus group to help shape our future support and interventions in this critical area. 


Do you follow UniLife on Twitter? (02/03/2022 - 29/03/2022)

Votes %
Yes, in English. 17 9
Yes, in Welsh. 1 1
Yes, both! 0 0
No. 73 38
No - I don't use twitter. 102 53
TOTAL 193 100%

We post regular student information on our English and Welsh language UniLife twitter accounts.

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What are your plans for the vacation? (14/12/2021 - 02/03/2022)

Votes %
Spending time with family and friends 68 37
Studying 49 24
Working 38 17
Relaxing 13 13
Food. Lots of food 6 6
Something else 3 3
TOTAL 286 100

Whether you’re travelling home or staying on campus, make sure you get the most out of your time off by looking after yourself and your personal belongings this festive season. 


How are you feeling? (14/10/2021 - 14/12/2021 )

Votes %
Student life really suits me 35 9
I’m loving my studies! 86 22
I’m just about getting by 106 27
Counting down the days to the end of term… 86 22
I’m unhappy and I’m not sure what to do 86 22
TOTAL 399 100

Adjusting to university life can take time, whether it’s getting used to your new home or simply making sure you’re eating right. However, if you do need wellbeing and mental health support, Wellbeing Advice Appointments are a first point of contact to the Wellbeing Service.  


Votes %
Graduate Jobs 19 37
Year in Industry Placements 6 12
Summer Placements 11 22
Global Opportunities 5 10
Exploring Career Options 6 12
What Careers Fair? 4 8
TOTAL 51 100%

The All Wales Virtual Careers Fair is open to all students and recent graduates, with over 100 employers and thousands of graduate and placement opportunities available.


Votes %
Virtual Networking 7 4
WelcomeFest 67 43
Lunch with a Librarian 3 2
Wellbeing Workshop 14 9
None of the above 36 23
What Welcome Events? 29 19
TOTAL 156 100%

Our Welcome Events include a mix of digital and on-campus activities, dedicated to helping get a sense of the University life that awaits you. Events are open to all students – whether you are Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Home, EU or International. 


Votes %
Facebook 241 27
Twitter 92 10
Instagram 285 31
tumblr 6 1
LinkedIn 39 4
Pinterest 6 1
Snapchat 85 9
TikTok 73 8
WeChat 4 0
Other/None 78 9
TOTAL 909 100

Social media use changes frequently. We've previously run several polls about social media use by our students and we'd like to know what services are most popular at the moment If you think we've missed something please email [email protected] to let us know.


Votes %
UniLife 78 46
Social media 18 11
From lecturers or other USW staff 11 6
From friends 5 3
I don't find out about USW events! 58 34
Other 1 1
TOTAL 171

There is a wide range of USW events and workshops for current students on the events feed on UniLife. From Wellbeing to Study Skills - why not take a look at what is available?


Votes %
Yes, I'm committed to taking better care of myself 148 47
No, it's not a priority for me 51 16
I want to, but I’m not sure where to start? 116 37
Total -315 100%

Making just a few small lifestyle changes can significantly improve your overall wellbeing. The Wellbeing Service provide a variety of tools, resources and events that can help students during their time at University and develop strategies that can be used every day to improve their wellbeing and mental health.


Do you budget? (19/11/2020 - 18/01/2021)

Votes %
Of course! 203 45%
Sometimes 58 13%
I try to 129 29%
Occasionally 23 5%
Never 35 8%
Total - 449 100%

Managing your money at University can be a challenge. The Student Money Advice Team can help you make informed decisions about your finances and offer advice on managing your money. Contact us by email or book an appointment for further support.