Giving PGT students a voice: pilot survey now open

Posted in: Student engagement

The Office for Students (OfS) pilot survey of all taught postgraduate students is now open. More than 70 postgraduate taught programme providers are participating, including Bath.

This pilot survey is part of an exercise to gather more information on the experience of taught postgraduates and will feed into the development of a potential NSS-style survey of PGTs, as well as any potential PG TEF. It's worth noting that none of the results from the pilot will be published as this is a data gathering exercise, not just for the OfS but for the university as well.

Specifically, the data gathered through this survey will not only help the OfS establish the survey question areas for any future NSS-style survey, but also delve deeper into the postgraduate student experience, establish best practice for any future surveys and of course give postgraduate students a greater platform and voice to engage with their institution.

Bath did not take part in Advance HE’s Postgraduate Taught Student Survey (PTES) this year so as not to over-survey our students but this means it is even more important for our postgraduate students to complete the OfS survey in order for the university to capture the experiences of those students and work in partnership to make positive changes for the entire student population.

If you work with postgraduate taught students in any capacity please encourage them to complete this survey. The deadline for them to take part is Friday 16th August 2019.

All the research shows that the main reason students complete surveys is because a member of staff that they know and respect has asked them to do so and has explained to them the importance of giving their feedback and how the university acts upon it.

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed by following this link:

If you have any questions at all, please contact the Student Engagement Team in the Centre for Learning & Teaching.


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