Research Innovation Enterprise

It’s RIO survey season

We care about your experiences here at Edinburgh Napier and that’s why we are looking for your feedback on what’s going well, and what areas we can improve on.

Every two years we take part in UK wide surveys aimed at gathering the opinions of our research community; from research students, contract research staff, through to those leading research teams and supervising.

These surveys help us to identify priority areas for us to focus on, with the results being shared with the Research and Innovation Committee and Research Degrees Committee, so that we can put improvements in place. We also feedback on what’s happening in response to the survey results via social media and other channels – have a look here for some of the changes for our Ph.D students after the last student survey in 2018.



This is the survey to fill in if you are one of our research degree students. All eligible research degree students have been sent an individualised link to their student email address. If you have lost the link get in touch with




Careers in Research Online survey is for you if you are on a research contract here at Edinburgh Napier. This survey is aimed at our research assistants, Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows who are employed to carry out research activities.



Our Principal Investigators and Research Leaders survey is the one to fill in if you run research team or if you supervise one of our research degree students.


The surveys will close on 17th May, and if you complete one of the surveys your details can be added into a prize draw to win Amazon vouchers as a thank you.

If you have any questions about the surveys get in touch with Gráinne Barkess.