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Student surveys are an important tool for understanding how students experience their courses, such as how engaged they feel by the teaching and how supported they are in their learning and development.

Data from surveys can be used to identify areas of strength and weakness within an organisation – increasing the appeal of programmes to students and making a difference to learning outcomes.

We are currently taking expressions of interest for institutions to participate in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016 and the United Kingdom Engagement Survey (UKES) 2016.

How can we help?

The HEA surveys team has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in the use of student surveys for enhancing learning and teaching. This ranges from survey design, delivery and reporting, to using survey results to inform institutional and national policy.

We deliver three surveys:

UKES is the only undergraduate survey in the UK to focus on student engagement, providing vital information which can be used to enhance learning and teaching.

PTES allows taught postgraduate students to give feedback about learning, teaching and other aspects of their courses, informing enhancements to their experience.

PRES allows postgraduate research students to give feedback about their learning experience, supervision, and research environment, informing enhancements to their experience.

For institutions and sector bodies looking to use surveys to inform and drive enhancements to learning and teaching, we also offer support for using surveys including the National Student Survey (NSS) and consultancy services.