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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

  • What is the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey or PTES is a national survey of postgraduate taught students.  The  survey is run by AdvanceHE on behalf of many UK universities.

By taking part in the survey, your feedback can lead to enhancements in your learning and teaching experience.

PTES and PRES Winner and runner up 2023

What do I need to do?

The survey will be open from Monday 6 March 2023 until Sunday 30 April 2023.

Eligible students will receive automated personalised notifications to fill-in the survey on the day that it launches and on key points during the period that the survey is open. Reminders via email and social media will be circulated regularly to maximise outreach.

You can also access the survey online. Your username is your Student ID and the password is ptes2023.

You will also be able to access the survey through MDXapp from Tuesday 7 March 2023.

  • Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible?

Students must be studying a course of at least 60 credits at postgraduate level that is mainly taught; we expect these to be Masters, PGCE, PGDip and PGCert courses.

Postgraduate taught students who have started their studies in September/October 2022 will be eligible for PTES 2023. Students who started in January 2023 will be eligible to participate in PTES 2024.

Is it anonymous?

Your survey response is confidential to the team processing the results and no reporting outside of this team will identify any individual. Any results communicated to teaching staff will be anonymised.

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

What does it cover?

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey focuses on your course and covers the following:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Engagement
  • Community
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Dissertation or major project
  • Organisation and management
  • Resources
  • Support
  • Skills development
  • Overall satisfaction

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete.

What happens to the results?

Your feedback is important. At Middlesex University we work closely with the Students’ Union to ensure our students can make their voices heard. Your feedback helps us to identify what is working well and any enhancements that can be made to the student experience.

You can find more details of changes made as a result of student feedback on the Your Impact page.

Last year Middlesex University opted to take part in the Office for Students Postgraduate Pilot Survey, and so did not participate in PTES, however, you can also check out the results of the 2021 PTES survey here.

In previous years, students' feedback has led to improvements including:

  • Timetabling improvements - Students can now see their full timetable for the whole academic year to help students plan any travel, childcare or working arrangements around their studies.
  • The Living Costs Fund has been made available for all enrolled students throughout the academic year, and is designed to provide a safety net to help students continue to study whilst adjusting to higher living costs. Students are given money or vouchers that will help to purchase food, toiletries or pay part of a bill/rent.
  • Mental Wellbeing Support – we have developed a wide range of support including online guidance and apps to maintain your wellbeing; as well as counselling and mental health appointments and workshops; and  support for those with disabilities or dyslexia

Complete the survey for a chance to win!

There's an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet up for grabs OR one of 8 runner up prizes - a £50 amazon voucher.

All you need to do to be in with a chance to win is complete the survey online by 30 April 2023. Your answers are anonymised and not linked to your draw entry. The Student Engagement Team will randomly select the winners.

The Student Engagement team will contact the winners via email by the 12 May 2023, and results will be announced here on UniHub by 19 May 2023

Terms and Conditions:

A cash alternative cannot be substituted for the prize.

We respect your privacy. All survey responses are anonymised and by entering the prize draw we will not be able to see your feedback.

Where can I find out more?

If you have any questions, or have any difficulty accessing the survey, please contact surveys@mdx.ac.uk

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