Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is an opportunity for all taught postgraduate students to reflect on your learning and teaching experience. The results of this annual nationwide survey help us to improve the taught postgraduate offering at Queen Mary.

The 2021 PTES will open on Monday 22 March and will close on Friday 11 June.

The PTES is facilitated by Advance HE, a national body that champions teaching excellence. All data collected in the survey is held anonymously and securely.

Why should I take part?

  • PTES provides you with the opportunity to provide honest feedback on Queen Mary and your course.
  • The results are taken very seriously and your feedback will be used to improve the postgraduate learning experience and services at Queen Mary.
  • It only takes around 10 minutes to complete.
  • The Students' Union supports the PTES.
  • All responses will be treated as confidential and anonymous.

How do I access the survey?

  • You will be sent an email to your Queen Mary email address from which contains a personalised link to the survey.
  • Reminder emails will be sent during the survey period to students who haven’t yet responded, so the sooner you fill it in, the better!

What happens with the results?

Your comments are taken very seriously and help us to understand what works well at Queen Mary and what could be improved. PTES is being carried out by over 100 institutions across the country. The results of the Queen Mary survey will feed into analysis undertaken across all of those institutions, so your feedback will also provide insight into the postgraduate student experience nationally, as well as here. 

You can view the PTES results from previous years by visiting the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey results page.

50p charity donation on completion of PTES

The impact of coronavirus has affected us all in different ways. Some of those who have been affected most are the charities who work tirelessly to support the most vulnerable in our community. For every PTES survey completed, we will make a 50p charity donation. Students’ Union Faculty Vice Presidents and Course Reps were asked to help pick a charity on behalf of their Faculty – donations will be made to the chosen charities based on the number of completions. The chosen charities are:

  • Science and Engineering (S&E): Young Minds - S&E chose this charity as their mission to see a world where young people get the mental health support they need is incredibly important.
  • Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD): Cancer Research UK - SMD chose this charity as they do amazing research to find a way to beat cancer.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS): Whitechapel Mission - HSS chose this charity as they do lots of great work with the homeless community in east London.

Where can I find more information? 

If you have any queries about the survey, please contact Johnny Dixon at  

You can find out more about the PTES at on the Advance HE website