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Postgraduate Taught Experiences Survey results

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

QMUL’s overall satisfaction for 2017 saw a slight decrease from 84 per cent to 82 per cent; however these results are still higher than our 2015 overall satisfaction rating of 80 per cent. 

Learning and Teaching showed the highest satisfaction, with an average 82 per cent satisfaction rate for this area, and the question that received the highest score was “Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching” with 88 per cent of respondents agreeing with this statement. Skills Development saw the largest increase in satisfaction this year, rising from 74 per cent to 75 per cent. Assessment and Feedback received the lowest average score of 65 per cent, and saw no change from 2016. 

The results of the PTES have been shared with Schools, Institutes and Professional Services, all of whom are drawing up action plans to address the issues raised by students. One of the ways we will let you know about what action has been taken in response to feedback is in our 'Tell us, we listen' statements.


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

PTES 2017 results [XLS 21KB]

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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