Oxford Brookes rises above sector in Postgraduate Taught satisfaction survey

Monday, 22 October 2018

Brookes students Outside JHBB

The results of the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2017/18 have been published with Oxford Brookes achieving 84%. This is a positive outcome at 4% above a sector average of 80%.

The PTES is run by Advance HE and is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from taught postgraduate students about their learning and teaching experience. The satisfaction rate measures student opinion with the statement: 'Overall I am satisfied with the quality of my course'.

The sampling methodology was changed slightly this year, to include only students in their final year.

Improvements were gained in a number of areas including:
• Assessment (+6%) 
• Skills Development (+5%)
• Organisation and Resources (+3% each) 

Advance HE added 3 additional measures to PTES 2018. They are: Assessment, Retention and Employability. Specific questions from within the survey were marked out and aggregated to score the measures. Brookes' scores were in the Upper Quartile for all 3.

Professor Anne-Marie Kilday Pro-Vice Chancellor Student and Staff Experience, acknowledged the work of staff in striving for success at postgraduate level. She commented: “Colleagues have worked very hard to achieve these results and, as a University, we should be rightly proud of them. I am very grateful to colleagues for all their hard work in delivering and supporting our postgraduate taught programmes.”

The PTES rankings are just the latest in a long list of achievements for Oxford Brookes in 2018. 

Oxford Brookes University climbed 21 places in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 published in September. The result makes Oxford Brookes the third most improved institution in the rankings overall.

In June, for the second year in a row Oxford Brookes was hailed as the UK’s top university in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking. The University also moved up to 40th in the world within the rankings and is again the only UK institution to make the list.

Earlier in June, the institution was recognised as the top UK university for both teaching and research in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018.

In May, Oxford Brookes also climbed nine places in the Guardian University Guide. This was the second consecutive year the University has improved in the Guardian’s rankings with five subject areas considered amongst the UK’s top universities.

In April, Oxford Brookes was ranked in the top 20 institutions in the UK for ten subject areas in The Complete University Guide 2019. This is in addition to the University’s international reputation for the quality of its courses being recognised in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject which found Oxford Brookes to be “ranked amongst the world’s top universities” in 14 individual subject areas.

Further information on studying at Oxford Brookes can be found on the University website.