PTES Survey 2016

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016, is an annual national survey and give King’s Masters’ students an opportunity to share their experience at King’s.

The survey opens on Thursday 17 March 2016 and ends on Thursday 16 June.

If you are a King’s Master’s student, you will receive an email to your university email inbox with a unique link, inviting you to complete the survey. The survey is anonymous.

Students are asked to feedback on six key areas: Teaching & Learning, Engagement, Assessment & Feedback, Organisation & Management, Resources & Services and Skills Development. You will also be invited to give feedback on dissertation or major project management and work placements if these form part of your study experience at King’s.

Student feedback will be used to inform both short-term changes and medium-term developments designed to benefit the postgraduate taught student community at King’s. The results of PTES are not made public but individual faculties and directorates review the results, and implement action plans in collaboration with the university.

Completing the survey can help us improve the student experience by reinforcing practice that is working and addressing areas that need to be improved.

Information about the results of the 2015 survey and examples of action taken in response can be found on the university’s PTES web page

Students who complete the survey are automatically entered into a prize draw, with a chance to win one of five £50 Love2Shops vouchers.

For any further information please contact studentsurveys@kcl.ac.uk during the survey period.

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2014 – Reminder

Have you had your say?

Students who haven’t yet had the chance to complete the 2014 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) are encouraged to do so before it closes. Your feedback is kept confidential and anonymous and will help shape future developments for postgraduate taught (PGT) students at the College.

Who is eligible?
All PGT students except those on standalone modules are invited to take part (including first, second and third year part time students and distance learners).

How long will PTES be open?
The PTES 2014 opened on Friday 21 March and closes on Thursday 19 June.

How do I access the PTES?
You should have received an email invitation directly to your King’s email address, with details of your login name and password.

What should I do if I have not received an invite?
Please contact Dr Kim Wolff (kim.wolff@kcl.ac.uk), College Head of Postgraduate Education, if you have any concerns about not receiving an invite.

What should I do if I cannot log in to complete the PTES?
Please contact Paula Webster (paula.webster@kcl.ac.uk) in Academic Services if you have any difficulties logging in to the survey.

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2014

An online questionnaire open to all students on taught postgraduate programmes

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) gives you an unprecedented opportunity to have your say about studying at King’s, both the areas of strength and your views on how improvements can be made. The information you provide is taken very seriously and considered at the highest level.

As a result of feedback from students in previous years we have:

  • extended library opening hours
  • increased the book budget by £750,000
  • established a ‘student voice’ strategy to encourage student representation on all programmes.

Your feedback is kept confidential and anonymous and the survey should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

The 2014 PTES opens on Friday 21 March – look out for an email sent to your King’s account inviting you to take part and providing your unique username and password.

Please take this opportunity to have your say.

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.