How you feel about your postgraduate taught experience at King’s

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2013 Results Summary 

PTES is the national survey of postgraduate taught (PGT) students organised annually by the Higher Education Academy. This survey helps us to identify areas of strength and good practice and areas where improvements can be made in the provision of your taught postgraduate programmes.

Key messages we got from you:

PGT students at King’s College London have now had the opportunity to feed back their thoughts about the College in 2013 and here is our summary of what you had to say.

The key message is that student satisfaction with their PGT programme has improved across the College in all areas of the survey.

  • The ‘Quality of Learning and Teaching’ has remained consistently above the average of the Russell Group, the UK’s 24 leading research universities, and the ‘Quality of Teaching’ is ‘consistently good’ for 94% respondents;
  • Student satisfaction for ‘Assessment and Feedback’ has improved in all areas compared to last year, in particular for promptness of feedback, although there is still room for improvement;
  • The growing motivation for studying at PGT level seems to be ‘to progress my current career’ rather than as a stepping stone to another academic qualification.

Some areas for improvement

  • Work continues to improve library resources on the Strand campus;
  • The provision of ‘Skills and Personal Development’ training for PGT students is a target for 2013/14;
  • Work is being undertaken to strengthen opportunities for PGT students to reflect on professional development needs.

Thanks to all of you who took part in this year’s survey. With this information in mind the College can reflect on current practice and provision of services and will seek to work towards an enhanced learning experience for our postgraduate taught students.