Listening to you

Listening to you

Your voice:

Your voice is important in ensuring that ACL Essex meets your needs. There are a number of ways in which you can express your views to help us to improve the way we do things.

In the classroom:

To enable you to succeed in your studies, it is important that there is regular feedback between you and your tutor on your progress, achievements and future goals.

Apart from the regular interaction and feedback between you and your tutor in the classroom, there will be regular progress reviews to assess your progress and it is important that you participate fully in these reviews to help you succeed.

There will also be formal assessments of your progress.

This feedback between you and your tutor is very important in ensuring that we are meeting your needs and helping you to succeed in your programme of study. 

Focus Groups and Surveys

From time to time, we will seek your views through occasional surveys which may be on-line. We may also ask you to join a focus group to air your experiences or opinions about a particular topic. We recognise that it is important we listen and then take action. 

Compliments, Comments and Complaints

We work hard to deliver a high quality service to all of our learners across all of our courses. We regularly ask for feedback about the different services we offer in order that we can continue to develop as an organisation. However, we recognise that there will be occasions when we don’t get it right and therefore we welcome complaints and suggestions in order that we can change and improve our service.

If you do have a complaint we can assure you we will act promptly and with discretion and no-one will be treated differently as a result of making a complaint.

If you have a complaint about any aspect of the service you have received, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly, you should take the following action:

  • Firstly, talk through your experience with a member of staff. We will always listen to your concern and try to deal with it at an early stage to prevent further problems. Please allow enough time for us to come back to you with an agreed way forward.
  • If you feel that your concern has not been resolved, please complete a Complaints, Compliments and Suggestion form, available from student services points or use our online feedback system.  Please give as much detail as possible in order that we can process it quickly and efficiently.

We also welcome confirmation of what has gone well and those elements of our Service that deserve a compliment. So please let us know. 

Last modified: Monday, 13 February 2017, 10:01 AM