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Postgraduate Experience Surveys

Date posted: 20/07/2011

Top line results from this year’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) postgraduate experience surveys show the highest overall experience ratings since the surveys began.

86% of students who took part in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) said that the overall experience of their programme met or exceeded their expectations. This compares to 84% in 2009, 83% in 2008 and 81% in 2007, (the survey did not run in 2010.)

88% of students who took part in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) said that the overall experience of their programme had met or exceeded their expectations. This compares to 85% in 2010, and 84% in 2009.

A record number of higher education institutions and postgraduate students took part in the surveys:

PRES: 102 HEIs; 31,202 students
PTES: 80 HEIs, 38,756 students

The preliminary findings of both surveys were presented at the HEA's Annual Conference today (6 July) by Dr Pam Wells The link below includes links to further information and slides from presentation. The full reports will be published at the end of the month.

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/news/detail/2011/postgraduate_surveys_2011_results