If you are a postgraduate student on a taught course, please tell us about your experience. The 2023 survey runs from 27 March to 7 May.

About the Postgraduate Taught Experience survey

This survey asks postgraduate students taking a taught course (for example, an MA, MSc, MBA, LLM or PGCE) about their learning and teaching experience.

Questions cover the following areas:

  • teaching and learning
  • engagement
  • community
  • assessment and feedback
  • organisation and management
  • resources and support
  • skills development.

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) questionnaire is designed by Advance HE and the questionnaire portal is provided by Jisc.

How to take part

Eligible students can fill in the survey online at any time from Monday 27 March 2023.

You will also receive an email from the University with the link when the survey launches, plus reminders during the survey period.

If you access the survey via the link above you will need your respondent ID and password (not your University of Sussex credentials), which you can find in the email you received on 27 March 2023 inviting you to take part in the survey.

Why take part?

PTES is an opportunity for you to let us know about your postgraduate experience so far. Your responses will help shape the future for other postgraduate students.

As a thank you, students who take part by Monday 17 April will be entered in to a cash prize draw, with two £1,000 prizes on offer. If you do not wish to participate in the prize draw you will be able to indicate this at the end of the survey. View the prize draw terms and conditions

Additionally, all eligible students who take part in the survey before it closes on 7 May will enter a prize draw for one of 20 £75 Amazon vouchers. View the term and conditions for the additional prize draw.

In addition, for each survey response throughout the whole survey period, the University will donate £1 to a charity chosen by you during the survey. Here is the shortlist of charities nominated by student reps:

You will be able to vote for your preferred charity at the end of the survey. The charity with the most votes will receive the University's donation.

Your data

You won’t be personally identifiable in the survey data, which will only be shared with the University of Sussex. Your data will be protected at all times.

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