As I remember my college days, I spent a lot of time (though not all) worried about required courses and fixed deadlines – things that while necessary, still made me wish I'd had more of a choice about the university policies that affected me. Even the little things – like my email.

Now we're taking the first step to reach out to university students nationwide to find out what they like or don't like about their email. We're conducting a survey to see whether Google Apps Education Edition might offer students more of a choice about their online communication tools.

Since we first launched Google Apps at universities, students took notice. We've even heard that at some schools like Northwestern, students lobbied their administrators for Google Apps, which includes 2GB email storage, instant messaging, and centralized calendaring as part of their school's official communications package.

So if you're a student who's not using Google Apps, take our survey and tell us what you like or not about your current university email system. And if your school has recently switched to Google Apps, write us and let us know what we can do better. Your feedback will help us ensure that we'll continue to keep up with you, the next generation of world-changers.