Postgraduate students have their say

Staff are being urged to encourage postgraduate taught students to share their views about their university experience in this year’s Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

Run by the Higher Education Academy, PTES is the only national survey to evaluate taught postgraduate students’ experience of their programme at University and last year more than 58,000 students from almost 90 institutions took part.

The survey helps universities to improve the quality of their postgraduate provision, based on feedback from students. The results also help advise national policy and improve the postgraduate experience across the sector.


Students who are eligible to take part are asked to give their opinion on a number of areas including teaching and learning, assessment and feedback, resources and services.

The survey opened on Monday, 28 April and will run until Thursday, 19 June. All eligible students have received an invitation to their University email account giving details about how to take part. All the information provided remains confidential and the anonymised results of the survey will be made available in the autumn.

Thank you

Students who complete the survey will receive £3 in free print credits to say thank you for taking part.

Professor Kelvin Everest, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) said: “It is extremely important that staff encourage postgraduate students to participate as the results of the survey will be used to help guide improvements.

“Enhancing the student experience is central to the University’s Strategic Plan, and it is important for us to understand exactly where our strengths and weaknesses lie so we can enhance the quality of our provision to postgraduate taught students.”

For further information about the PTES, please contact Samantha Burke, Student Survey Officer on x55509 or email: or visit:


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