Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)
What does PTES ask?
The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey gives our PGT students the opportunity to tell the University all about their experiences at Cardiff, to help us to identify areas where improvements could be made.
PTES is an online survey that looks at six areas:
• The quality of teaching and learning
• Assessment and feedback
• Organisation and management
• Learning resources
• Skills/career development
• Overall satisfaction
Students are also asked to highlight any particularly positive or negative aspects of their experience. The University has also taken the opportunity to ask some additional questions about some of the services and facilities that are provided for postgraduate students.
As with the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES), PTES is designed by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) which runs the survey in many Universities in the UK.
When and how do students take part?
The survey is available now to all PGT students via a unique online link which is sent out via email. You can also follow the link on your desktop on a University PC.
The survey will be open until 16 May 2013. A Welsh language version is also available.
How is the feedback from the survey reported and used?
The results of the survey will be analysed and made available to key academic and administrative staff involved in the teaching and management of taught postgraduate students and programmes. Student Academic Representatives will also be provided with a summary of the key findings. Headline statements from the survey will be considered by the University’s decision-making bodies with responsibility for postgraduate provision.
The University will be able to compare its results against overall national aggregated results and a group of selected ‘benchmark’ institutions. The Higher Education Academy will also undertake a sector-wide analysis and produce a report of its findings in autumn 2013.
Find out more
Further information about postgraduate surveys (including PTES) is available on the HEA website.
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