Teaching & Learning


Improving PTES participation by 54% at Institute of Neurology Queen Square 21 Jan

21 January 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Female providing support to programme leaders, departments and administrators

Have you experienced difficulties in engaging students to give feedback or to answer surveys? This session is for you!

Event Information

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UCL Arena Centre


Arena Room, 10th Floor
1-19 Torrington Place, London
United Kingdom

Tuesday 21 January 13:00 - 14:00 

We are all used to giving out feedback to students, but what about obtaining feedback from students? A common problem is getting feedback from a sufficient number of students to provide a meaningful result.

In this session, Institute of Neurology Queen Square will demonstrate how they dramatically increased PTES questionnaire participation from their students from 14% in 2017 to nearly 68% in 2018.

This improvement was driven by new approaches to engagement, rather than traditional methods, such as email. 

This session will cover: 

  • background to obtaining student feedback
  • common challenges to student participation
  • a case study to demonstrate that dramatically improved participation is achievable
  • practical guidance to improve student participation for you and your course.

After attending this session you will 

  • understand common challenges faced 
  • have practical guidance to implement in your department 

Who should attend 

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff, both teachers and professional services.