FIRST Tech Challenge UK evaluation survey

More than evaluation

Hey teams, what a season! 

Why we're doing this

This survey will help us understand more about your experience of FIRST Tech Challenge UK and how it has impacted you, so others can follow your footsteps. 

Yes, you could be doing more fun things, but we promise this info is critical for us as a charity to learn, develop and grow. 

We’re on a mission to make STEM less intimidating, more diverse and inclusive and really need your help.

What we'll do with your response

The info you provide will stay confidential with the survey team and stored securely according to current data protection laws (such as GDPR). 

Any quote/testimonial your provide at the end of the survey will be used publicly, either anonymised or using your first name. When using a first name, we will gain permission from you and your Team Lead first. Your Team Lead knows you are completing this survey. 

If you have any questions or would like to know how your data will be used, please ask us today or email us at

Choosing to take part

You can choose whether to complete this survey or to opt out. Whatever you decide, it won’t affect you or your team’s progression in the programme but it will affect how we develop the programme. 

If you decide after today that you don’t want your data used, let your Team Lead know within two weeks and we’ll remove your data.

For more info about how we handle data, please read our Privacy Policy.

About you

We capture this information so if you request to be removed later, we can find your information.

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About your school experience

Which subjects do you currently study at school? 

If you don't study Biology but study Science as a subject, select YES

If you don't study Chemistry but study Science as a subject, select YES

If you don't study Biology but study Science as a subject, select YES

Why did you sign up for FIRST Tech Challenge UK?

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Including this season

STEM subjects

The next set of statements are about a set of ‘STEM subjects’. STEM stands for 'science, technology, engineering and maths' and includes subjects you might study at school, such as biology, chemistry, physics, maths, computer science and design technology. 

From a scale of 1-5, where 1 = strongly disagree, and 5 = strongly agree, to what extend do you agree or disagree with following statements?

1. Strongly disagree 2 3 4 5. Strongly agree
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5

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STEM industries

The next set of questions ask about STEM industries. Some examples of STEM industries are digital, engineering, aerospace, food and nutirition, design, scientific research, animation, robotics, and manufacturing.
Please rank the following skills in order of least useful (1) to most useful (7) for careers in STEM industries.
1 - Least useful 2 3 4 5 6 7 - Most useful
1. Strongly disagree 2 3 4 5. Strongly agree
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Your experience in the programme

Please rate the following statements from 1-5, where 1 = Strongly disagree and 5 = Strongly agree
1 2 3 4 5

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Your experience continued

Rank the following skills and qualities you have developed most to least as a result of taking part in the challenge, from 1 = Developed the LEAST and 5 = Developed the MOST
1 2 3 4 5

As part of the FIRST Tech Challenge programme, you may have had a chance to interact with with people who work in industry. For each of the following statements, please choose the answer that best represents your experience.

A mentor is someone from industry or your school/youth group community (not your Team Lead) who has meet with your team more than once to support you during the programme.

This could be interacting with a local business as part of your team's outreach or fundraising activities, sponsorship from businesses, visiting a local business, or someone from a local business visiting your team.
Thinking about the people you met from industry as part of FIRST Tech Challenge UK,such as mentors and local businesses, please rate the following statements from 1-5, where 1 = Strongly disagree and 5 = Strongly agree
1 2 3 4 5
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A few last words 

This is your opportunity to share your personal experience and tell us what you thought about FIRST Tech Challenge UK. 

We will share your tips and advice annonymously to other teams and schools/youth organisations
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