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Postgraduate Taught Experiences Survey results

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is open to QMUL postgraduate taught students. the survey is administered and promoted by QMUL on behalf of the Higher Education Academy, the national body which champions teaching quality.

Headlines for the PTES 2016 were positive. QMUL-level scores have increased across 35 out of 36 questions compared with 2015. Respondents were most satisfied with elements of teaching and learning, which had an average satisfaction score of 82 per cent. Responses to questions in the dissertation and major project section, an area of concern last year, have returned to 2014 levels of satisfaction with an average increase of 6 percentage points.

The 2016 results show significant improvements since 2015, and QMUL’s overall satisfaction score is now in the upper quartile for Russell Group and sector comparisons. Although these results are encouraging, QMUL will strive to ensure we achieve high results across all areas, including areas of concern noted in the PRES results.

Some examples of change and development in response to your feedback can be found on our ‘Tell us, we listen' pages.


The results from the recent PTES are available to download below.

PTES 2016 results [DOC 23KB]

PTES 2015 results [DOC 23KB]
PTES is a web-based questionnaire distributed to all active postgraduate taught students via email. Respondents were asked to rate the extent to which they agree with a number of statements on a scale of 1 - 5, where 1 denotes definite agreement, 3 equals neither agree nor disagree, and 5 denotes definite disagreement.
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