Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

What is it?

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is an important survey of final year postgraduate taught students, asking for your opinions and comments on your time at UEA and ideas for how postgraduate taught experience could be enhanced.

The survey run at a large number of institutions across the country allowing UEA to learn about how your experience compares to those of other students.

How do I take part?

PTES will be launched on 1st February and closes on 15th June 2018. You will be sent an email invitation to your UEA email addresses on the day of the launch and reminder emails will then be sent every other week to those who have yet to take part. The email will be sent from UEA Experience Surveys ( and will always contain 'PTES' in the subject line, so please do look out for this.

Who can take part?

PTES is open to all postgraduate taught students in their only or final year of study. Whether you are studying full or part time we want to hear about your experience.

Why should I take part?

  • Your experience is important to UEA
    Understanding your experiences will be crucial in ensuring that the University provides the experience postgraduate taught students want.
  • Prize draw
    All participants who complete the survey will be eligible to be entered into a prize draw to win £150, £100 (two to be won), or £50 (three to be won). Prizes will be available as either a bank transfer or as your choice from a range of vouchers.
  • Get involved!
    Last year only 39 per cent of UEA PGT students took part, which meant that the University couldn't learn as much about the postgraduate taught experience as was wanted.
  • Help to ensure that all areas of UEA have their say!
    Different areas of the University may have had different experiences or have different requirements.
  • Action will be taken
    Don’t worry - the main findings from the survey will be shared, as will what has been done in response to the results going forward.
  • It’s confidential and secure
    All data collected in this survey will be held securely. Results will be reported in an aggregated and anonymised form. Reporting on the quantitative results will not identify any individuals by always being based on subgroups of 10 or more. Throughout the survey there are chances for you to leave optional comments which will be used and shared in full in the analysis so please do not identify yourself or other individuals in your comments.


Email Natalie Cole in the Market Research Team at