The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from taught postgraduate students about their learning and teaching experience.
The PTES gives you the opportunity to provide open and honest feedback on your experience of postgraduate taught study at Essex, your course and your department. It considers your motivations for studying your chosen programme and your experience, where relevant, of undertaking a major project/dissertation.
If you’re eligible to complete the survey, we will contact you in the Spring Term to invite you to take part.
Sharing your information
The University passes details of students who are undertaking a postgraduate taught course to JISC who co-ordinate the Postgraduate Taught Survey (PTES) on behalf of Advance HE. This data is used only for the survey and removed from their systems as soon as the survey is over. All responses are reported anonymously.
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.
The University will contact eligible students by email and text during the survey period. If you do not wish to receive any communications and/or want to opt out of the survey, you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org providing your full name and course registration number.