The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) collects feedback from taught postgraduate students across the higher education sector about their experiences of their programmes. PTES ran for its fifth consecutive year in the UK in Spring 2013 with 58 679 students from 89 institutions taking part and a national response rate of 26.0%. This continues the increase from previous years (54 640 students from 83 institutions had taken part in 2012 with a response rate of 24.7%).
In addition to the national dataset ten benchmarking groups were provided to permit performance comparisons. These included for the first time groupings of GuildHE and pre-92 non-aligned institutions.