National survey for postgraduate taught (PGT) students
HEFCE and the other UK funding bodies have started work developing a new national survey for PGT students.
Changes in funding for postgraduate students, in particular the introduction of master’s loans, have increased the need to give PGT students the same opportunity as undergraduates to feed back on their experience. Responses to the Review of Information consultation in 2016 showed sector support for proposals to be developed and the funding bodies are now taking forward this work.
The work is overseen by the Postgraduate Information Steering Group (PGISG). The steering group is currently considering:
- proposed content for the survey
- when in the academic year the survey will be run
- how the survey will be delivered.
This will be informed by previous research and input from a range of stakeholders.
The UK funding bodies will be engaging with the sector from autumn 2017. Further updates and consultation proposals will be posted here in due course.