We’re keen to make sure postgraduate students have the best possible experience while studying at the University of Stirling. 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?
What does it cover?
Why should I take part?
How are the results used?
Is it anonymous?
What do I need to do?
Where can I find out more?
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.
The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey is your chance to tell us your thoughts about your programme. It is also your opportunity to tell us what you liked about your time here and things you feel could be improved.
Your feedback is important. Over eighty 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.
PTES will ask you about things like: motivations for taking the programme, depth of learning, organisation, dissertation (or Major Project), professional development. It will also include a few extra questions about issues that are particularly relevant to us and to students at Stirling.
You will receive an email with a link to the questionnaire on Monday 11 February 2013. Simply click on the link and complete the online form. You can also find the link on your Myportal page. The survey is open until 30 April 2013.
The survey is confidential and the University will not be able to identify you.
If you are unsure about anything to do with the survey, or have any difficulty, please see your course or programme leader, or contact Steph Colvan in Stirling Graduate School by email: firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also read more about the survey by going to http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ptes