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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey: Student Guide

Monday 24-05-2021 - 09:44
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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey:
Student Guide

Frequently asked questions

We’re keen to make sure postgraduate students have the best possible experience while studying at Huddersfield University. To do that we need to know what you think we are doing well and what we can do better. If you’re thinking about taking part this year, these are the answers to some of the questions students often ask:

What is it?

Why should I take part?

What does it cover?

What happens to the results?

Is it anonymous?

What do I need to do?

Where can I find out more?

What is it?

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey or PTES is a national survey of postgraduate taught students inviting them to comment on their course and experience. The questionnaire takes around 15 minutes to complete.

Why should I take part?

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey is your chance to tell us your thoughts about your course. The results help us compare how we are doing with other institutions, to make changes that will improve what we do in future and to keep doing the things that you value. This will help improve the experience of students like you in the future.

To thank you for taking part, once you complete the survey you will automatically be entered into a prize draw where you could win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers. Please see here for full terms and conditions

What does it cover?

PTES concentrates on your course and includes:

  • The experience of teaching and learning, including: staff, learning materials, working with other students;
  • Engagement and course challenge;
  • Assessment and feedback, including supervisor support for dissertation or major project;
  • Organisation and management, including induction and involvement in course decisions;
  • Resources, including learning resources;
  • Support, including for academic skills and for health and wellbeing;
  • Skills development, including independent learning, research skills and career skills;
  • Overall satisfaction;
  • Covid-19 pandemic

What happens to the results?

Your feedback is important. Over one hundred universities and colleges take part. This means we can compare your experience against similar postgraduates at other institutions to see if we are supporting your learning as we should. We use the findings to improve our courses and the learning experience for future students.

Is it anonymous?

Your survey response is confidential. Your responses will be aggregated and anonymised by the Planning Team within the Vice-Chancellor's office before being made available to the wider University. In particular, none of the academic staff in your school will be able to see your individual responses.

The survey asks that any comments you make should not identify yourself or any specific members of staff.

What do I need to do?

You will receive an email with a link to the questionnaire on Thursday 27th May. Simply click on the link and complete the online form before Thursday 17th June.

Where can I find out more?

If you are unsure about anything to do with the survey, or have any difficulty, please email: planning.team@hud.ac.uk

You can also read more about the survey by going to https://students.hud.ac.uk/surveys/ptes/

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