Information and Consent
Before you decide whether or not to complete this questionnaire, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. If anything is unclear or you would like further information, please feel free to contact the project team at Curriculum@leeds.ac.uk.
This research is an evaluation of a university-wide curriculum transformation project which was implemented in full from the academic year 2014/15. Through this research, we aim to understand the student experience of the Leeds Curriculum through your engagement with it. Based on the responses and feedback, the study will identify the impact of the Leeds Curriculum project and inform recommendations for change. The research was approved by the Mathematics and Physical Sciences and Engineering Joint Faculty Research Ethics Committee on 6th August 2018 (ref: MEEC16-008).
You have been invited to be a participant because you are an undergraduate student. Your participation in the research is voluntary. If you decide to take part, you will answer a questionnaire that will take you 5-10 minutes to complete. The questions are about your experience of different parts of the Leeds Curriculum during your time at the University of Leeds. Some questions include a range of options and others are open-ended to allow you to express your thoughts in your own words.
Benefits and Risks
There are no expected risks to you for participating in the research and there are no foreseeable benefits. However, your responses will have an impact on how the University of Leeds will continue to achieve a distinctive educational experience and enhance the Leeds Curriculum for future students. The research may be published as peer-reviewed publications, presented at events and could inform University policy. You will not be identifiable in any of these.
Data and Confidentiality
All information collected about you will be kept strictly confidential and all responses are anonymous. Consequentially, once you have submitted the questionnaire, it is not possible to withdraw your responses from the research as it will be not be possible to identify you. You will be asked for consent before proceeding; please take time to consider the information provided before consenting.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for taking part,
Professor Mitch Waterman
Principal Investigator and Chair of the Leeds Curriculum Evaluation Group