Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) opens for Salford PGT students on Monday 2 March 2015. Eligible students will be sent an email inviting them to take part in the survey. The survey will be open until Sunday 31 May 2015.

What is PTES?

PTES surveys your ' experience of studying at Salford on a postgraduate taught programme. The feedback and data from the survey are used to improve the PGT student experience. PTES is a nation-wide survey, so taking part also allows us to compare our results with those of other universities ,

In 2015, PTES is being conducted at 100 other Universities and Colleges around the UK. Last year 60,000 postgraduate students took part.

Why should students take part?

This is your opportunity to provide in-depth feedback on your postgraduate experience. Your responses will help us make improvements in the PGT student experience. PTES is a very effective and comprehensive way for you to provide feedback on your course and other aspects of being a student at Salford.

How does it work?

The survey asks you 39 multiple choice and free text questions. Respondents are asked to provide details about their course, motivation to study at postgraduate level and background. You are also asked to rate your agreement with a series of statements from 'definitely agree' to 'definitely disagree'. There ise also a free text section where you can expand further on the answers you have given. It should take you no more than 10-15 minutes to complete the survey.

The answers will then be analysed to see where our strengths lie, where improvements should be made, and how we rate against other institutions in the HE sector.

How do I take part?

Eligible students were emailed a personal invitation to take part in the survey, sent to their University email account. The email will contain a link which lets you log in directly to the survey. If you don't receive the email or have accidentally deleted it, eligible students can still complete the survey:

Go to and log in manually entering password and username details as follows:

  • Username: Your University ID number (roll number) including the @ sign
  • Password: Your birthdate as an 8 digit figure in the form ddmmyyyy (ie if you were born on 26 March 1985, your password will be 26031985)

The survey will remain open until Sunday 31 May 2015.