Hi there my name’s Komal, I am a second year student studying Accounting and Finance at The University of Manchester and I am currently doing an 8 week internship at the Atrium, in University Place. The Atrium is based on first floor of University Place and is home to the Careers Service, International Programmes Office, and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service. Based within the IAG service is the Student Money Adviser and Student Support Adviser.
I am currently working on a project which will help evaluate how students use the services based in the Atrium, and I have been busy creating an evaluation questionnaire to find out what students think of the Atrium. You might have seen me in the Learning Commons and in the Atrium asking you to fill out the questionnaires. It’s been really good to see that most of the students that I have approached have been happy to fill out a questionnaire for me. As this project is about getting more and more feedback for better evaluation I am asking my fellow students in the University of Manchester to come and please leave feedback in the Atrium.
The aim of the research is to explore students’ perceptions of the current services provided by the Information, Guidance and Advice team, to find out the extent to which it was useful and to investigate any decisions made by students based on the advice given. The questionnaire that I have been working on will form the basis of this Evaluation project and the feedback that we receive from students will help to improve the great work that is done here at the Atrium. The feedback collected is to be used to evaluate the services provided in the Atrium, and to collect some case studies which will be used to promote the effectiveness of the Support services available at the Atrium. So please come and find me at the Atrium and help take part in my project. I will be waiting for you!