Giving constructive and detailed feedback means we’re more likely to be able to use it to make positive changes. Being able to give coherent and effective commentary is a great skill to develop for your career too! Keep in mind the following when completing a survey:
Don’t skip the written bits
These are usually the most valuable part of the surveys. By using these sections to express your concerns and suggestions, it’s more likely that your feedback will be used directly.
It is a lot easier to use your feedback to make improvements if particular issues are addressed and specific examples given. For example, rather than saying something like ‘I didn’t enjoy some of the lectures’, try to give the topics or names of these lectures.
The good, the bad and the neutral
Constructive feedback can be praise, criticism and general observations. A good way to structure your feedback is to state what the issue is and explain why it is positive/negative. For negative feedback, also try to offer suggestions for improvement.