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Postgraduate

Taught Experience
Survey - PTES - 2015
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Completion date

113275-113269-6815469

29 Apr 2015, 10:15 (BST)

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To what extent do you agree with the following statements


regarding teaching and learning on your programme?

2.1

Staff are good at explaining things

2.1.a
2.2
2.2.a
2.3
2.3.a
2.4

Neither agree nor disagree


Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching
Mostly agree
The course is intellectually stimulating
Definitely agree
The course has enhanced my academic ability
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2.4.a
2.5
2.5.a
2.6

2.6.a
2.7

2.7.a

Definitely agree
The learning materials provided on my course are useful
Mostly agree
There is sufficient contact time (face to face and/or
virtual/online) between staff and students to support
effective learning
Definitely agree
I am happy with the support for my learning I receive from
staff on my course
Mostly agree

Overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the


following statements regarding engagement on your
course?

4.1

I am encouraged to ask questions or make contributions in


taught sessions (face to face and/or online)

4.1.a
4.2

4.2.a
4.3
4.3.a
4.4
4.4.a

Definitely agree
The course has created sufficient opportunities to discuss
my work with other students (face to face and/or online)
Definitely agree
My course has challenged me to produce my best work
Definitely agree
The workload on my course has been manageable
Definitely agree

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4.5

I have appropriate opportunities to give feedback on my


experience

4.5.a

Definitely agree

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following


statements regarding assessment and feedback on your
course? (Feedback includes oral and written feedback given
in both formal and informal contexts)

6.1

The criteria used in marking have been made clear in


advance

6.1.a
6.2

Mostly agree
Assessment arrangements and marking have been fair

6.2.a

Definitely agree

6.3

Feedback on my work has been prompt

6.3.a
6.4

Mostly agree
Feedback on my work (written or oral) has been useful

6.4.a

Definitely agree

Are you currently


planning,
undertaking, or have
completed, a
dissertation or major
project as part of
your course?

Yes

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What stage of your


dissertation or major
project are you
currently at?

Completed

10

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the


following statements regarding your dissertation / major
project? (If you have not had experience of an item then
please select 'Not applicable or Too soon to say')

10.1

I understand the required standards for the dissertation /


major project

10.1.a
10.2

10.2.a
10.3

10.3.a
10.4
10.4.a

Definitely agree
I am happy with the support I received for planning my
dissertation / major project (topic selection, project
outline, literature search, etc)
Definitely agree
My supervisor has the skills and subject knowledge to
adequately support my dissertation / major project
Definitely agree
My supervisor provides helpful feedback on my progress
Definitely agree

12

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the


following statements regarding the organisation and
management of your course?

12.1

The timetable fits well with my other commitments

12.1.a

Mostly disagree

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12.2

12.2.a
12.3
12.3.a
12.4

12.4.a
12.5

12.5.a

Any changes in the course or teaching have been


communicated effectively
Neither agree nor disagree
The course is well organised and is running smoothly
Mostly agree
I was given appropriate guidance and support when I
started my course
Mostly agree
I am encouraged to be involved in decisions about how my
course is run
Mostly agree

14

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the


following statements regarding the learning resources and
support services at your institution?

14.1

The library resources and services are good enough for


my needs (including physical and online)

14.1.a
14.2

14.2.a
14.3

14.3.a
14.4

Definitely agree
I have been able to access general IT resources (including
physical and online) when I needed to
Neither agree nor disagree
I have been able to access subject specific resources (e.g.
equipment, facilities, software) necessary for my studies
Neither agree nor disagree
I am aware of how to access the support services at my
institution (e.g. health, finance, careers, accommodation)

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14.4.a

15

Mostly agree

If you have any


further comments on
these issues then
please provide them
here. Please be as
specific as possible:

Remote email access via smartphones (I


tried on both my old iPhone and new
Samsung) were always problematic.
When using SMFA facilities the software
had glitches (from student use no doubt)
that made them hard to use in the time I
had available as a P/T student. I ended up
buying my own software and using my
own computer.

16

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the


following statements regarding the development of skills
on your course?

16.1

As a result of the course I am more confident about


independent learning

16.1.a
16.2

16.2.a
16.3
16.3.a
16.4

16.4.a
16.5

16.5.a

Definitely agree
My confidence to be innovative or creative has developed
during my course
Definitely agree
My research skills have developed during my course
Definitely agree
My ability to communicate information effectively to
diverse audiences has developed during my course
Definitely agree
I have been encouraged to think about what skills I need
to develop for my career
Definitely agree
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16.6

As a result of the course I feel better prepared for my


future career

16.6.a

Definitely agree

18

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the


following statement about your overall experience of your
course?

18.1

Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

18.1.a

Definitely agree

19

Please comment on
one thing that has
been most enjoyable
or interesting on
your course:

Access to excellent faculty

20

Please comment on
one thing that would
most improve your
experience of your
course:

Timetabling to be made public before the


start of term - P/T students work and
cannot drop their professional
commitments at short notice

21

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the


following statement regarding facilities for postgraduate
students?

21.1

At Kent there are appropriate facilities for postgraduate


students

21.1.a

Mostly disagree

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22

Listed below are a number of potential non-academic


facilities for postgraduate students. Please rate how
important each are for you:

22.1

Common room

22.1.a

22.2
22.2.a

Games room
7 - Not important at all

22.3
22.3.a

TV room
7 - Not important at all

22.4
22.4.a

Quiet study space


1 - Very important

22.5
22.5.a

Group work rooms


1 - Very important

22.6
22.6.a

Computer room
1 - Very important

22.7
22.7.a

Lockers
1 - Very important

22.8
22.8.a

Parking
1 - Very important

22.9
22.9.a

Cycle storage
3

22.10
22.10.a

Shower facilities
7 - Not important at all
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22.11

Tea & coffee making facilities

22.11.a

1 - Very important

22.12

Postgraduate bar / social space

22.12.a

22.13

Residential accommodation for families

22.13.a

7 - Not important at all

23

What type of
secondary school /
college did you
attend? (Before
starting
undergraduate
study)

State funded school / college in the UK

24

If you are a selffunded student,


where does your
funding come from?

Employment

25

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the


following statement about your Students' Union
(Association or Guild)?

25.1

I am satisfied with the Students' Union (Association or


Guild) at my institution

25.1.a

Definitely agree

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27

If you lived off


campus were you
satisfied with your
accommodation?

Yes

28

When choosing your accommodation which were the most


important considerations?

28.1

Price

28.1.a

1 - Very important

28.2
28.2.a

Quality
1 - Very important

28.3
28.3.a

Location (proximity to campus)


1 - Very important

28.4
28.4.a

Room size
4

28.5
28.5.a

En-suite facilities
6

28.6
28.6.a

WiFi service
3

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29

Did any of the


following nonacademic factors
influence your
decision to study at
the University of
Kent? (Please select
all that apply)

Overall quality of campus facilities

33

My main motivations
for taking this
postgraduate
programme were:

To progress in my current career path


(i.e. a professional qualification)
To change my current career
To improve my employment prospects
For personal interest

34

I am studying for this


qualification at this
particular institution
because of:

Overall reputation of institution


Funding was available to study this
particular course
Reputation of the course tutors
Location of institution

35

Would you agree or disagree that the information provided


by your institution (including course specific information)
to help you choose your course was:

35.1

easy to find

35.1.a

Neither agree nor disagree

35.2
35.2.a

useful
Neither agree nor disagree

35.3
35.3.a

accurate
Neither agree nor disagree
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36

If you have any


further comments on
the information
provided by your
institution, please
provide them here.
Please be as specific
as possible:

It was a new course and there wasn't


much info available but the course tutors
made themselves available to talk it
through

37

What is your age?

36-40 years old

38

What is your gender?

Female

39

Do you consider
yourself to have a
disability? (for
example dyslexia,
long-term illness,
mental health
condition, physical
impairment)

No

40

When you started


your course, did you
consider yourself to
be fluent in English?

Yes

40.a

To what extent do
you agree or
disagree that you
have received
appropriate support
for your English
language needs

Not applicable

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41

For fees purposes, is


your normal place of
residence registered
as:

UK

42

Where is your normal


place of residence?

United Kingdom -- England

43

What is your ethnic


group? (Please
choose one option
that best describes
your ethnic group or
background)

Mixed: White and Asian

44

I am registered
(currently studying
at this institution) for
the qualification of:

MA

13 / 16

45

Please indicate,
which of the
following most
closely matches your
discipline (click more
info if you are unsure
of which discipline
you are in). Please
note that a) if you
are undertaking
teacher training, you
should select
'Teacher Training'
rather than the
discipline you aim to
teach; b) if you are
studying
management or
business in relation
to a particular
discipline then you
should select that
discipline (e.g.
nursing, tourism,
computer science):

Performing Arts (including Music; Dance;


and Drama)

46

What are you


currently registered
as?

Part-time

47

I am:

Primarily a face to face learner [e.g.,


based at my institution]

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48

When you started


your current course,
what was your
highest level
qualification:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent (e.g.


BSc, DipHE, FdA)

49

Prior to your current


PGT course, how
long has it been
since you completed
an academic course
(at any level)?

Ten years or over

49.a

If you have
previously completed
an academic course,
was the academic
institution at which
you studied...

Another UK institution

Are you currently in


paid employment?

Yes

If 'Yes', how many


hours of paid
employment do you
undertake in a typical
week (term time)?

21-30 hours

50

50.a

51

Please indicate all the ways that you have funded your
course fees and living costs while studying (leave blank or
mark 'not applicable' if you have not used a type of
funding)

51.1

Personal income (e.g. from employment)


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51.1.a
51.3

Funded living costs while studying


Other unsecured debt (e.g. credit card, payday lender)

51.3.a

Funded living costs while studying

51.4

Savings

51.4.a
51.8

Funded living costs while studying


Funding from Institution (e.g. bursary, scholarship, waiver)

51.8.a

Funded course fees

51.9

Funding from Employer

51.9.a

Funded course fees

52

HESA Identifier

1311229022935

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Username

am935

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Course

SOUNDIMAGE:MA-T

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Department

School of Music and Fine Art

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