If you are a postgraduate student on a taught course, please tell us about your experience. The 2024 survey runs from Monday 15 April until Thursday 13 June.

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.

You will 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 a web or social media link you will need your respondent ID and password (not your University of Sussex credentials), which you will be able to find in the email you receive on 15 April 2024 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 Thursday 13 June will be entered in to a prize draw, with five graduation packages worth £150 on offer. Each £150 prize will cover the cost of gown hire, two guest tickets and a basic photography package.

The winners of these prizes will be picked at random. There is no link between how you respond and your chance of winning a prize. 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.

In addition, the University will donate £1 to charity for every Sussex student that participates in the PTES. We will split this donation between charities chosen by students in a poll sent out in March:

Your data

You will not 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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