Logopedics, Industrial Engineering and Management and Process Engineering students recommend their education the most – The results of Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey 2022 have been published

Among the students of the University of Oulu, Degree Programme in Logopedics (9.28), Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (9.16) and Degree Programme in Process Engineering (8.65) students would most likely recommend studying in their field of study to others. The results come from a recent Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey, in which the issue was asked for the first time. Respondents were asked to rate on a scale of 0–10 how likely they would recommend studying in their field of study or at their university to others.

The Kandipalaute – Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey is a national university student feedback survey that examines students’ satisfaction with their university and studying experience. The survey consists of 90 questions, of which 13 are connected to the funding model of the universities.

In the comparison between universities, the University of Oulu is ranked 8th. The Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Technology receive the best evaluations from the students of the faculties of the University of Oulu.

According to the survey, students at the University of Oulu are confident in their study skills. The students gave the best estimate (4.21) for the theme of Self-efficacy beliefs. The theme asks e.g. whether the students are certain they can learn well the skills required in the study field, whether they believe and expect to do well in their studies. The themes " Deep approach to learning" (3.97), " Working life competences" (3.94), " Peer Support" (3.89) and " Alignment" (3.88) also received good ratings in the survey. Students gave the weakest ratings for the theme "Transferable skills" (3.42), where in particular entrepreneurial competencies were evaluated to have developed only a little during the studies (2.11).

Regarding the questions connected to the financing model, the students gave the best ratings for the statements " When needed, I have found a person whom to ask for help" (4.04), "I feel comfortable at my university" (3.94) and "There has been sufficient guidance available for the preparation of my bachelor’s thesis or final exam” (3.88). The weakest evaluations The University of Oulu received claims from its students that "The feedback I received from the teaching staff has helped me with my studies" (3.30) and "There has been sufficient guidance available for the organisation of my studies" (3.42).

In the open-ended answers to the survey, the most expressed wishes from the students were that they would like more and more diverse feedback from their studies. Students also needed more support and guidance for their studies. In addition, more practical training was hoped for in the studies. Studies were felt to have been delayed e.g. the problems of finding the subject of the bachelor's thesis, the lack of guidance and feedback, and the delays in checking the work.

In 2022, a total of 1338 students of the University of Oulu responded to the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey. The response rate at the University of Oulu was 102 % in 2022, because due to the implementation of the Peppi system, some of the graduates of 2021 answered the survey in 2022. The average of response rate in Finnish universities was 76 %. Answering the survey is connected to the graduation process, i.e. students who have completed a bachelor's degree answer the survey in an individual schedule when making a degree application in the Valo graduation service.

The results of the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey have been discussed at the meetings of the Education Management Group on March 22, 2023. The Education committees and Degree programme committees of the faculties analyze the results and make decisions on development measures, which are carried out based on the results by the end of June 2023.

Annually, the Ministry of Education and Culture allocates 3 per cent (approx. EUR 50 million) of the basic funding of the universities on the basis of the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey.

Result reports derived from the results of the survey are also available in the Vipunen.fi service, where the results can be viewed by university. In the results reports, the results are presented as averages of the answers to the questions, i.e. the best result is 5 points and the worst result is 1.

More information about the Finnish Bachelor’s Graduate Survey can be found on the website.

Last updated: 30.3.2023