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Postgraduate Taught Experiences Survey results

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is open annually to all postgraduate taught students at Queen Mary. The survey is administered and promoted by the University on behalf of Advance HE, the national body that champions teaching quality. 

Overall satisfaction this year was 73 per cent, which was down on last year’s level of 83 per cent.

Our highest scoring category was Resources and Services, which had an overall score of 79 per cent. Most of the questions in this category also saw an increase in scores this year including awareness of how to access support services, which increased from 73 per cent to 76 per cent, and satisfaction with the library, which rose from 75 per cent to 77 per cent. Assessment and Feedback was our lowest scoring category, with an overall score of 62 per cent.

The results of the PTES have been shared with schools, institutes and professional services, who are all are drawing up action plans to address the issues raised by students. We will also be working to provide the best student experience and education through the Going for Gold initiative.

Take a look at some of the action that has already been taken in response to student feedback on the Tell us, we listen page.


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

PTES 2018 results [XLS 21KB]




PTES 2017 results [XLS 21KB]

PTES 2016 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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