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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

Information for Staff

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey runs every year between April and June.

What you should tell your students

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey is a national survey, co-ordinated by the national body for improving teaching and learning in Universities, the Higher Education Academy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will PTES be carried out?

The survey is carried out by Student Services and the questionnaire hosted online by Bristol Online Surveys. When the survey launches all eligible taught postgraduate students will receive an email asking them to complete the survey. The link in this email is personal to that particular student and shouldn't be shared with anyone else. Any students not completing the survey within the first couple of weeks will receive further reminders.

What will be asked?

The survey questions are broken down into the following areas:

  • The experience of teaching and learning, including: staff, learning materials, working with other students, workload, and feeding back on experience;
  • 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;
  • Motivation for taking the programme and information provided by the institution to help course choice;
  • Demographic details, including on previous education and fluency in English.

Students are encouraged to take an overview of the whole course and have an opportunity to comment after each section, as well as at the end of the questionnaire.

What if students don't want to take part?

We strongly encourage students to fill it in as soon as possible because their experience and views are very important. However, it is not compulsory.

More information?

For more information please contact Student Services: