We've been rather quiet on the blog recently as we have focused on our student questionnaire and reviewing the student input to their narrative blogs on using EVS.
We are both very excited that the numbers particpating in the survey have grown over the past 3 weeks, the total participant list has climbed to 565 students. This has been achieved in 2 main ways. First of all, we asked the students completing their EVS blogs what would motivate them to take part and they all chose the options of Amazon vouchers as their main motivator. So we have included a prize draw for one large Amazon voucher and 6 smaller ones for any students who take part in the survey and include their name and email address on the final page. Secondly, we have asked our network of local School based champions and leaders for EVS to email their students and to place the call to take part in the survey where the students are going to come across it. This might be on a Programme website or via a specific module email list. We included a question on the survey asking participants for the specific School they are registered in and because we are using the BOS software we can see at a glance online which Schools are well represented.
Our next steps are to follow up the academic staff in interview and questionnaire and then to spend some time analysing our data.