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MSc and MBA students: Make yourselves heard!

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We want to hear what you’ve thought about your postgraduate experience at Sheffield University Management School.

By getting your feedback, we can reflect and improve our provision for future students, making small changes which may make a huge different to our student experience. To do this, the University of Sheffield participates in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES). It is a national online survey coordinated by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) – we’re encouraging as many students as possible to complete it and give considered, honest feedback. The more postgraduates that take part, the more representative the results.

The results from previous PTESs have fed into where we find ourselves now. New facilities in which to learn and study, a wonderful Student Experience Office and courses which balance academic rigour with applied skills and practical abilities – but there’s always room for improvement, so we want as much feedback from the Class of 2013-4 as possible.

Visit to find out more and complete the survey. The deadline is 15 June 2014.



We are running a prize draw linked to PTES completion rates – the more people who take part, the more prizes available! *

50 completions: £50 Amazon vouchers
100 completions: £100 Amazon vouchers (2 x £50)
150 completions: £150 Amazon vouchers (3 x £50)
200 completions: £200 Amazon vouchers (4 x £50)
250 completions: £250 Amazon vouchers (5 x £50)


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the PTES? The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is a national survey of postgraduate taught (MSc, MBA) students, inviting them to commend on their course and experience. The questionnaire takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Why should I take part? This is your chance to tell us your thoughts about your course. It is also your opportunity to tell us what you liked about your time here and the things you feel could be improved at Sheffield University Management School. There is also the fantastic prize draw (details above) – even more incentive to complete the survey!

What does it cover? PTES concentrates on your course, and includes: Your motivation for taking the course; Information you were given to help choose your course; Your experience of learning and teaching; The organisation of the course; Assessment and dissertation (or major project); Career development

What happens with the results? Your feedback is important. Over 100 universities and colleges take part. This means we can compare your experience against similar postgraduates at other institutions to see if we are supporting your learning as we should. We use the findings to improve our courses and the learning experience for future students.

Is it anonymous? The survey is confidential and no one will be able to identify you from any results. the survey asks that any comments you make should not identify yourself or any specific members of staff.

What do I need to do? You will receive an email with a link to the questionnaire. Simply click on the link and enter your username and password – you will then by prompted to complete the online form. The survey is open until 15 June 2014.

Where can I find out more? If you are unsure about anything to do with the survey, or have any difficulty, please see your course leader or email Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Professor Paul Latreille:


* Prize draw terms and conditions:

– All students who are eligible to complete PTES and did not opt out will be automatically entered into the prize draw
– Drawn randomly, w/c June 23 2014
– No cash alternatives offered
– Prize winners will be notified via email
– List of prize winners can be obtained after w/c 30 June 2014 by emailing


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