EMPOWERING STUDENT VOICE

VocalEyes enhances student engagement

On a real time platform, campuses divided by geography and students numbering in the thousands, present no obstacle to engagement. Students Union representatives and staff can collaboratively discuss ideas, resolve issues and action priorities, to take the student experience to a whole new level.

VocalEyes empowers University and College students to express their ideas continuously and collectively, participating as active citizens of their learning institution and generating their own ideas.

  • Students Union representatives and staff can collaboratively discuss ideas, resolve issues and action priorities, to take the student experience to a whole new level.
  • Gather evidence of student engagement.
  • Provide a fun, easy-to-use digital platform.
  • Systematically turn popular ideas into positive action.

The VocalEyes system is really empowering students – their ideas are being put into action. It shows their opinions and views actually count.

Gareth Bromhall Former Chairman of Learner Voice committee, Pembrokeshire College
  • Topics

    Pose questions for students to respond to

  • Ideas

    Ecourage students to post, rate and debate their suggestions.

  • Projects

    Encourage students to engage by committing to a project.

  • Actions

    Report actions and outcomes to show students the impact of their ideas.

  • Budgets

    Engage students in decision making around how certain budgets are spent.

VocalEyes empowers University and College students to express their ideas continuously and collectively.

Thank you for the session which I thought was very successful, I’d like to follow up over the next few weeks making sure our learners develop the confidence to use the data in their communications.” Thanks again for your input, your enthusiasm and commitment were infectious, a major part of why it all went so well!

Sarah Wright ESDGC Coordinator, Coleg Ceredigion

VocalEyes has provided us with the vehicle by which we can genuinely give all learners a ‘voice’ rather than the usual minority that turn up to meetings. VocalEyes provides a dynamic online facility for capturing new ideas, honing them through online debate and systematically determining which ideas have most support.

Dr Geoff ElliotMember, National Digital Learning Council

The VocalEyes platform has been a huge step forward in terms of representation for University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Students. It gives students accessibility in providing feedback no matter where they are and gives officers an ‘at a glance’ picture of what areas we need to focus on.

Abi JenkinsPresident of Student Union, UWTSD

Installing a digital platform for tapping into the wisdom of our people has invigorated our learner & staff voice processes. We have identified cost savings and innovations that represent a significant return on investment.

Sharron LusherPrincipal, Pembrokeshire College

Through the work of Estyn, the Welsh Government and NUS Wales, Learner voice has been placed at the very heart of capturing students’ views within the college. VocalEyes has provided an opportunity for the college to take Learner Voice into a new era.

Maxine Thomas Director of learner services, Pembrokeshire College
VocalEyes has allowed us to capture student opinion in a way we have never been able to do before – in an efficient and effective way.
Dr Geoff ElliottDirector of marketing, skills & development, Pembrokeshire College

VocalEyes has revolutionised the way we communicate with our students. It’s really changed and transformed our Learner Voice process. We’ve been delighted with the response.

Sarah HossESDF Invent Project Officer, Pembrokeshire College

Using VocalEyes can enhance your decision-making in your organisation and those in authority can effectively hear the voice of those they represent and respond quickly and decisively.

Jane DavidsonDirector, INSPIRE, University of Wales, Trinity St David

VocalEyes offers a user friendly networking opportunity to all users. In particular, for my students, it can facilitate the development of a supportive community for research, networking, community action and demonstration of community support.

The VocalEyes team have given several training sessions to the Faculty of Business and Management, which has stimulated much discussion and offers another valuable support mechanism for our development.

Steve GriffithsAssistant Dean, UWTSD
increase NSS ratings

UWTSD’s Students’ Union used VocalEyes to measurably increase its NSS rating, achieving its highest ever increase to date in 2014.

When I take a report with hundreds of students saying they want this and why. They can’t argue with it and that massively helps the campaign.

Beth Thomas Former President, UWTSD Students’ Union

Looking to transform Student Voice in your college or university?