There are a number of ways in which students can register their feedback about the University, the Faculty, and their course during the time in which they are studying at the Faculty:
Faculty e-quality portal
The E-Quality instant feedback portal can be used by all students for instant feedback throughout the year to give timely and constructive opinions to the Faculty about lectures and other relevant aspects of the teaching programme (e.g. the Library, Computing, etc).
Faculty course surveys: Tripos, LLM, MCL
The Faculty conducts annual surveys for all Tripos, LLM and MCL students, which cover teaching, courses, resources and facilities. This is the most important feedback mechanism for students to complete. The results directly affect decisions regarding the teaching and the general operation of the Faculty. Students are VERY strongly encouraged to participate in these surveys.
These surveys are anonymous, and specialised links are distributed to students by email. The links are usually distributed towards the end of the Easter vacation. The results of Faculty surveys are considered by the Academic and Examinations Committees, and the Faculty Board.
Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)
PTES is the only national survey of postgraduate students in the UK. It allows institutions to collect feedback on the experiences of their taught postgraduate students.
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) administers the PTES survey which collects feedback from postgraduate taught students in a systematic and user-friendly way, enabling you to pinpoint areas of teaching strength and identify areas for improvement.
Results are anonymous, allowing comparison against the sector and within benchmarking clubs, with a focus on internal enhancement rather than league tables. PTES takes place in a flexible window between February and June. Postgraduate students receive invitations to participate directly from their own institution.
The results of the PTES are considered by the Academic Committee and the Faculty Board.