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Last push for Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

12 Jun 2014

If you know any postgraduate taught students who have not yet completed PTES, please ask them to do so before Thursday, 19 June

Launched in April, the survey has been re-started between 2 and 19 June to give our students the maximum opportunity to complete it and to provide the University with the best quality data possible. If you have personal contact with postgraduate taught students, you can play a key role in persuading them to take part in PTES, so please ask them to complete the survey if they have not already done so.

PTES gives us a holistic picture of PGT study at the University, and complements the Unit Surveys, which closed on 9 May. The survey also includes part-time and distance learners, giving us valuable information from these diverse groups.

Speaking in a new video for the PTES, Professor Clive Agnew, Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students says: “We hear a lot about student experience, but it’s often focused on undergraduates. It’s really important that we have an opportunity to hear the postgraduate voice.”

First run in 2013, the PTES has many benefits both at the Faculty level and for individual departments. However, with a relatively low response rate of 27% last year, Clive is keen for all staff to work together to improve the response and make the information more useful. “We really need to encourage students to complete the feedback, to improve that response rate,” he says.

To find out more about the PTES, and how you can help promote it to your postgraduate taught students, go to:

You can read about the results of PTES 2013 at: