Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

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The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey is a national survey, co-ordinated by Advance HE which allows postgraduate taught students to feedback on their experiences of teaching and learning. This is an opportunity for you to tell us what went well and what could have been improved. Knowing what you think allows us to address issues and keep doing what is valued.

As an incentive, we've made 15 prizes of £100 available to London Met students that complete the PTES.

  • There are 24 questions about your studies that relate to the postgraduate student experience
  • Another 13 questions are demographic information
  • It should take under 10 minutes to complete.
  • Answer the survey honestly and truthfully
  • Give full answers where needed and requested – the more detail you give the more helpful this is to London Met

PTES concentrates on your course and includes:

  • The experience of teaching and learning, including: staff, learning materials, working with other students, workload, and feeding back on experience
  • Engagement and course challenge
  • Assessment and feedback, including supervisor support for dissertation or major project
  • Organisation and management, including induction and involvement in course decisions
  • Resources and services, including learning resources and overall support
  • Skills development, including independent learning, research skills and career skills
  • Overall satisfaction and motivation for taking the programme, and information provided by the institution to help course choice

Your feedback is important. Over 100 universities and colleges take part in PTES, which means we can compare your experience against similar postgraduates at other institutions to see if we are supporting your learning as we should. We use the findings to improve our courses and the learning experience for future students.

Your survey response is confidential to the team processing the results and no reporting outside of this team will identify any individual. Any results communicated to teaching staff will be anonymised.

The survey asks that any comments you make should not identify yourself or any specific members of staff.

You will receive an email during the week starting 29 March which will prompt you that the link to the survey has now become live.

More information from the Higher Education Academy: Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

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