PTES is administered by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) using the same methodology Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES). It comprises a core set of questions to which institutions are also able to add their own questions. There are two library satisfaction questions
16a. Library resources and services are good enough for my needs
16b. Library resources and services are easily accessible
The respondents are offered a five-point response scales (‘Likert’ scales), where 1 = strongly disagree and 5 = strongly agree.
PTES is a flexible survey open for a maximum of 4 months from February to June
Universities are able to benchmark their results against those for the sector aggregate and against benchmarking clubs. The results for individual institutions are not currently publicly available. The national aggregated results are available at the PTES website. The Government’s 2011 Higher Education White Paper has asked sector bodies to develop and consider proposals for a public survey of Postgraduate Taught students (at least in England), similar to the National Student Survey.