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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey launches next week

(2 March 2017)

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from taught postgraduate students about their learning and teaching experience.  It is designed by the Higher Education Academy but administered by individual institutions.  

Institutions are not obliged to participate.  Unlike the NSS, each institution’s results are confidential and so cannot be used to form league tables etc, but aggregated results at a national level and by mission group (e.g. the Russell Group) are available.  This means results can be used to benchmark the University's own performance, for strategic planning purposes and for enhancement of the student experience. 

Please can staff who work with taught postgraduate students encourage them to take part and give their feedback. 

  • You can find out more about the PTES on the HEA website

Also, look out for an upcoming Spotlight On… feature with Kerry Jones, Teaching and Learning Advisor (Development). Kerry will tell us more about her survey work with Humanities including PTES, the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and the National Student survey (NSS).