Postgraduate student satisfaction at UWE Bristol among top 10 universities in UK

Issue date: 13 August 2018

Student satisfaction with UWE Bristol's postgraduate taught courses is higher than ever, according to the latest Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

The University received a score of 89 per cent student satisfaction in the 2018 PTES - up two per cent from last year. This places the University eighth out of the 105 higher education institutions that took part in the survey.

The result follows UWE Bristol's highest ever score for undergraduate student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) which also placed the University in the top 10 nationally.

The University improved in all but one of the categories in the PTES, with 34 programmes scoring over 92 per cent overall satisfaction and 10 achieving a perfect 100 per cent. These were PGCE Primary Early Years ITE; MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking; Graduate Diploma in Law; Postgraduate Diploma Bar Professional Training Studies; MSC Environmental Health; Doctor of Health Psychology; MSC Sport and Exercise Psychology; Doctor of Counselling Psychology; MSC Radiotherapy and Oncology (Pre-registration) and MSC Rehabilitation (BL).

Amongst many highlights, the survey revealed the University was first out of 58 institutions for student experience for Psychology and first for Teacher Training (Retention).

Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol, said: “Together with our NSS results, this outcome reflects the great team work and effort that has gone into making us recognised as one of the best universities in the UK for the student experience. I want to thank everyone involved - we should all be rightly proud of this achievement.”

More than 1,800 UWE Bristol postgraduate taught students completed the annual sector-wide survey earlier this year run by Advance HE, a professional body that seeks to improve outcomes for students. The survey focuses on areas including the experience of teaching and learning, assessment and feedback, and organisation and management.

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