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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 2024 PTES at Queen Mary will be running on the following dates:

HSS and S&E - Monday 19 February to Thursday 13 June
FMD - Monday 25 March to Thursday 13 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.

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

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