PTES Cohort 43% are male 57% are female 62% started the programme between 1.09.08 and 31.12.08 Further 18% started the programme in previous academic year (1.09.07 – 31.08.09) 53% are studying full-time 43% are studying part-time 67% are home students 11% are from EU 23% are overseas
Employment and discipline EmployedNot employed Management (13%) Education studies (10%) Business (8%) Law (5 %) Psychology (5%) Medicine and Dentistry (5%) Management (10%) Business (8%) Teacher Training (7%) Law (6%) Education studies (4%) Politics (4%)
B. Quality of Teaching and Learning 38% said that teaching quality on their programme was consistently good 53% said that teaching quality on their programme was variable but generally good Only 2% said it was consistently poor
Note: % of Agree is counted for combined Definitely agree and Mostly agree Only replies from 1 to 5 are considered unless stated otherwise
B. Quality of Teaching and Learning % Agree The course is intellectually stimulating84% Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching83% Staff are good at explaining things83% The teaching and learning methods are effective for this type of programme81% Staff made the subject interesting77% Staff are available/accessible when I need them71% I am happy with the teaching support I received from staff on my course71% There is sufficient contact time (face to face and/or virtual/online) between staff and students to support effective learning67%
C. Assessment and feedback %Agree The criteria used in marking have been made clear in advance74% Assessment arrangements and marking have been fair74% I have received detailed comments (written or oral) on my work68% Feedback on my work has helped me clarify things I did not understand58% Feedback on my work has been prompt57% I received feedback in time to allow me to improve my next assignment57%
E. Organisation and Management 52% said that the workload on their programme was more or less what they expected 31% said it was higher than they expected 10% said it was much higher than expected
E. Organisation and Management %Agree The timetable fits well with my other commitments80% Any changes in the programme or teaching have been communicated effectively74% The balance of core modules and options is appropriate70% The programme is well organised and is running smoothly70% The balance between scheduled contact time and private study is appropriate69%
F. Learning resources %Agree I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to78% The library resources and services are easily accessible77% The library resources and services are good enough for my needs75%
G. Skills and personal development %Agree The programme has developed my research skills79% The programme has developed my transferable skills77% As a result of the programme I am more confident about independent learning75% As a result of the programme, I feel confident in tackling unfamiliar problems66% The programme has helped me to present myself with confidence65% As a results of the programme my communication skills have improved61%
H. Career and Professional Development Those, who were motivated by improving their employment prospects tend to agree more with these statements %Agree As a result of this programme, I believe my future employment prospects are better78% I feel better prepared for my future employment72% I am encouraged to reflect on my professional development needs69%
I. Overall satisfaction The overall experience of my course met or exceeded my expectations – 84% Quality of learning and teaching met or exceeded my expectations – 82% Assessment and feedback met or exceeded my expectations – 74%
Different groups of learners Campus based learnersDistance learners %Agree I have been able to access social learning spaces (e.g. for group working) on campus when I needed to75% I have been able to access specialised equipment, facilities, or rooms when I needed them72% %Agree I am satisfied with the quality of learning materials available to me (Print, online material, DVDs etc.)78% I am happy with the proportion of e-learning elements used in the programme (online resources, Virtual Learning Environment)67% Only those who replied yes either to Q16 or Q18.
Student support services AgreeNeutralDisagreeNA 20.a My institution provided me with adequate help to prepare me for studies at this level 59%25%11%5% 20.b I have received sufficient advice and support with my studies 61%23%12%3%
Student support services 29% of the respondents said they used student support services %Agree%Neutral I have received effective support with my study skills (e.g. taking notes, avoiding plagiarism)71%20% The level of careers support was appropriate for my needs60%24% The student support services were effective in addressing my needs67%23% The student support services were readily accessible76%17% Only those who said yes to Q21. NA removed. Language support questions are not normally distributed.
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