Invitation to Participate

Feedback Form: External Issues of St. FX Students Link to Participate:

The form is open from February 12th, until February 16th at 5:00pm.

Purpose of Research: To provide the office of the VP External with indication of what external issues matter most to St. FX students in order to best develop external affairs policies and action plans. This feedback form represents the first of three components of a larger research project entitled “External Student Issues of St. FX Students.” The answers you provide in this feedback form will contribute to the design of the subsequent focus group and the final survey.

What You Will Be Asked to do in the Research: You will be asked to write in a ranked fashion, from most critical to least, the top three external affairs issues you have experienced as a St. FX student.

Benefits of the Research and Benefits to You: The responses you provide will go to the VP External Affairs Office in order to better inform policy objectives that improve the St. FX student experience.

Risks and Discomforts: The confidentiality of your response will be protected by the VP External Affairs Office of the St. FX Students’ Union. It is the opinion of the Office that all potential risks or discomforts associated with your participation in the research have been mitigated to the utmost degree.

Confidentiality: All information you supply during the research will be held in confidence. Your name will not appear in any report. Confidentiality will be provided to the fullest extent possible by law.

The data will be safely stored with the researchers. The file containing your data will be stored with a security password and will only be accessible to the researchers. All data collected and material related to this project (including informed consent forms) will be stored safely for two years, after which it will be deleted/destroyed permanently. While preserving confidentiality, the findings from the feedback form will be shared in order to conduct a later focus group. In addition, the findings of this research may be presented, maintaining the anonymity of the participants, at a Students Nova Scotia Conference to better inform policy objectives of Students’ Unions throughout the province.

Voluntary Participation: Your participation in the feedback form is completely voluntary and you may choose to stop participating at any time.

Withdrawal from the Study: You can stop participating in the feedback form at any time, for any reason. If you wish to withdraw from the study, simply exit-out of the page. In the event you withdraw from the study, all associated data collected will be immediately destroyed wherever possible.

Questions About the Research? If you have questions about the research in general or about your role in the study, please feel free to contact the St. FX Students’ Union’s Research and Policy Associate by email at or visit us as 5555 Union Place, 3rd Floor, Bloomfield Centre, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5.