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.

Improving student experience for Postgraduate Students

The Enhancement Project for postgraduate students is being managed by students for students and a series of focus groups are being held to give all postgraduate students an opportunity to feed their views into the project. There are still a number of focus groups remaining, so please sign up to participate in one of them if you can.

As part of our commitment to enhancing the student experience at King’s, four postgraduate students have been appointed as interns to make recommendations about what we are doing well and areas where we can improve. The ethos of the project is that small things can have a big impact and we want to hear what ideas you have that could benefit the King’s student community. The project compliments the annual Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES – which opens on 19th March) as it explores in more detail the issues that students raise in their feedback.

The focus groups are being held across the university and if you would like to participate, could you email the intern facilitating each session so that appropriate refreshments can be ordered:

Friday 6th March: 13.00-14.00 in 2.41 in the Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus
Contact: maria.suessmiclh@kcl.ac.uk

Wednesday 11th March: 13.00-14.00 in K-1.99 in the King’s Building, Stand Campus
Contact: maloe.de_reuver@kcl.ac.uk

Thursday 12th March: 13.00-14.00 in in CRM12 in the Western Education Centre, Denmark Hill Campus
Contact: james.aluri@kcl.ac.uk

We look forward to hearing from you
James, Maloe, Maria and Nau

King’s Learning Institute – Student Engagement Internships

4 Postgraduate interns needed! An exciting internship opportunity which involves assisting with research and interviews has come up. The King’s Learning Institute is looking for interns to provide ideas and outputs to enhance the King’s postgraduate student experience. Tasks will be varied and will involve working on various projects and with different focus groups and other King’s students. Duration is 9 weeks, on a part time basis for 25-30 hours per month. Payment is £10 per hour. The starting date is 26th January, hours are flexible and the project will run through the end of March with some additional opportunities in April.

For further details and to apply, please click here. The closing deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 23rd January.

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.