HE STEM Survey

The Physiological Society is working with the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Biology to gain insight into developments in teaching and the recognition of teaching staff within the HE STEM sector. 

The work has been driven in part to follow up earlier work conducted by The Society in collaboration with the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Biology that concluded “the world-class reputation of UK bioscience graduates is under threat if teaching continues to be undervalued in academic careers”. A summary of this, and other related work conducted by The Society is summarised online.

The survey, accessible at the link below, is open to anyone who is actively involved in teaching at any UK University, college or research institute.


We believe the results of this survey will be of particular interest in light of recent developments in teaching, for example the TEF, and how/if this has changed since our previous reports. Your response to this questionnaire will be crucial in enabling us to get a broad picture of the teaching landscape across STEM.

We strongly encourage you to complete this survey; the closing date is Friday 31 May 2019.

Your responses will be submitted to and analysed by the participating societies. The aggregated, anonymised results of our analysis will be disseminated to HE institutions, governing bodies and policy makers.

Please contact Daniel.Heanes@iop.org if you have any concerns or questions about how the data will be used, or if you would like to receive the survey in a different format.