Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey


What is PTES

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is run in partnership between the university and the Higher Education Academy. The survey is additional to those that you might complete in your department, and will provide valuable information at a university level on what our taught postgraduate students think of their experience at King’s.

The survey is an online questionnaire and consists of a number of multiple choice questions. All data collected in the survey is held anonymously and securely. The survey results are not tracked back to identify anyone in any way, and all survey results will be presented in an aggregated and anonymised form.

The university fully supports the PTES, and students are strongly encouraged to complete it so that we can enhance the experience of being a King’s student. This is an important opportunity for students to reflect on their time at King’s and to let the university, and the academic staff who have taught them, know what their experience throughout their time at King’s has been like.

When is PTES

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2016 will run between Monday 21 March and Thursday 16 June.

How can students enter PTES?

The survey is anonymous and students were sent their unique email for entering PTES on Monday 21 March 2016.

Additional reminders have been / will be sent on:

  • Thursday 21 April
  • Tuesday17 May
  • Tuesday 31 May
  • Monday 13 June

If students or staff have any queries on PTES, please

Prize DrawAll participants will be entered into a prize draw with a grand prize of a 16GB iPad Air, and 30 runners-up prizes of a £10 Amazon vouchers.

Actions taken as a result of student feedback

Developing your study techniques

  • Extended library hours: Additional funding has ensured that the Maughan Library was open over Christmas and New Year (as well as the Franklin Wilkins Library which has been open during that time in the past last two years).

Opening hours IG

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Improving your IT

  • Use PC Free to find the nearest available computers on campus
  • All King’s students can now get free Microsoft Office 365 licences !
  • We have improved Wi-Fi availability and are working to improve access further


  • Technicians at Tech Bars are available to help you with Windows and Apple computers at Waterloo and Guy’s Campuses
  • IT Desks can be found at the Maughan, Franklin Wilkins Building and IoPPN Libraries

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Promoting positive student wellbeing

  • Time to Change’ – King’s pledged to take action to reduce mental health discrimination.

Student wellbeing

  • Take Time Out’ – King’s ran a campaign to enhance the health and wellbeing of it’s students during exam times.

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Making your life easier

  • It’s your campus – book rooms free of charge.
  • King’s Food: We have fixed our prices for the 2015-16 academic year in line with the 2014-15

Price Freeze

  • Tastes good. Food fit for all including vegetarian, vegan, Halal and Kosher food.
  • Choose how you pay: ApplePay is now accepted at main food outlets
  • ChargeBox®: free secure charging.

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Thinking about your career

QuestionsIf you have any questions about the PTES the KCLSU and academic staff in your department are happy to help. You can also email us


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