Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

Your feedback is important to us and contributes to continuous improvement for the benefit of all students.

About PTES

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) helps BU to gather important information about the experiences of our postgraduate taught students on Master’s courses. The survey is also carried out by universities across the UK, which means we can compare how we are doing with other institutions. PTES covers students’ experiences in the key areas of:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Engagement
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Organisation and management
  • Skills development.

Find out more about the survey

The survey typically runs from March to May each year. It will take you around 15 minutes to fill in the survey, which you can do via a link on your Brightspace homepage or online.

Login with your BU student number e.g. 's1234567' as per your BU email (do not include The password is BU.

Your responses will be completely anonymous in that they cannot be identified to you. All BU will ever know is how many students responded to the survey, along with a breakdown of your collective responses.

All the important legal information relating to data protection and the survey itself which is conducted by Advance HE, the national body which champions teaching excellence, can be found on these pages.

*The full prize draw terms and conditions and PTES 2022 privacy notice are available.

FAQs about the PTES

Your tutors will tell you about the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) and why it’s important.  If you still have questions the information below should help – alternatively you can email [email protected] and we will reply as soon as we can.