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During the past few weeks you would have received an invitation from us regarding Students' Entrance Survey at OTH Amberg-Weiden. We would like to thank all of you who have already participated.

If you haven't had the time yet to participate, then we would like to ask you once again to kindly put some time aside and take part.

Why is your participation so important to us?
This survey offers you the possibility to give your opinion regarding your study entry and first impressions at OTH Amberg-Weiden. This insight is really valuable for the university. It helps to identify students‘ needs as well as their expectations and experiences made in order to introduce specific measures for improving the study entry phase.

So to say, your time spent on this survey is well invested. Your contribution will shape the future study entry conditions.

To the survey

To start the questionnaire, please click on the button „Bewerten“ (rate).

In case you are asked for an access code (token) to start the questionnaire, please enter the following token:

othaw_2

Your participation is, of course, voluntary. However, the success of this study depends on a high participation rate. The more students contribute to share their insights with us, the more precise and meaningful the gained results will be.

This survey will take around 15 minutes. The bar below the questions shows your current progress.

We assure you that your data will be evaluated anonymously and handled confidentially in accordance with the current data protection regulations. The results of the study will not allow any conclusions concerning a particular person. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Elisabeth Fichtner, Head of Quality Assurance Department via email (e.fichtner@oth-aw) or by phone (09621/482-3141). You will find further information enclosed.

Our team and of course also the university‘s management thank you for your commitment and participation. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback soon!

 

Best regards

Your OTH Amberg-Weiden Quality Assurance Team
Elisabeth Fichtner, Jana Saffert, Philipp Nickl

 


 

Entrance Survey of the Study  – What is it about?

Our main goal is to obtain a comprehensive overview of your study start as well as to get an impression on how you have perceived the first study phase from your point of view. Since the study entrance phase plays a crucial role when it comes to the future course of studies.

Therefore, we would like to know which factors play an important role for you and how your study entrance procedure took place. The gained knowledge in this survey allows us to identify the positive aspects of the study entrance that will help to further develop the entrance process as well as identify possible improvement potentials.

Who is being surveyed?

The Study Entrance Survey addresses students who started their Bachelor’s Degree Programme in winter semester 2019/2020 and are now in the second semester of their study.

What is being asked?

The survey covers various topics and contains for example questions regarding motivation to study, reasons for choosing a particular degree programme, information regarding the study and counselling offers, study entrance and study expectations. Moreover, students have the possibility to write down their own proposals.

How is the survey conducted?

This Study Entrance Survey will be conducted online only by means of an online questionnaire. The software used is called „Unizensus“.

How can I participate?

You will receive an email that invites you to participate in the study. This email will contain a hyperlink that will forward you to the questionnaire. Accordingly, all you need is a web browser and 15 minutes of your time.

What about data security and anonymity?

Your data is stored absolutely safely with us and we guarantee an anonymous evaluation in accordance with the current federal laws governing data protection and data security. No individualised access codes will be issued for participation. The access code (othaw_2) to be entered for technical reasons is a universal token that is the same for each participant. It is not possible to link your email address with the answers given in your questionnaire. Email addresses of students which are necessary for carrying out this survey will neither be stored nor passed on to others, and only used for the purpose of conducting this survey.

As a general rule regarding online surveys, neither data (like IP-addresses or email adresses) will be saved, nor will data (e.g. cookies) be stored on the interviewee‘s computer whilst answering the survey. The results are always anonymous. It is not possible to track who has completed the questionnaire, nor when. In case that anonymity cannot be guaranteed, for example if too few participants (e.g. because of small group sizes) take part, the study results will be deleted by us.

All transmissions done by the browser with respect to the study take place via an encrypted connection. The data and results are only accessible for the employees of OTH Amberg-Weiden who are entrusted with the project. The survey will be deleted after completion of the survey.

The participation is, of course, voluntary.

Further information on data protection at OTH Amberg-Weiden can be found on the website of the OTH Amberg-Weiden.

Any Questions?

Please contact:
Department of Quality Assurance and Accreditation
Ms. Elisabeth Fichtner
phone: 09621-482-3141, email: e.fichtner@oth-aw.de