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Marjon postgraduate students amongst the most satisfied in the UK

Released: 25.01.21

Postgraduate students at Plymouth Marjon University are amongst the most satisfied in the UK, according to the recent Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2020.

The annual PTES asks students about their learning and teaching experience. Marjon ranked third out of 68 UK institutions for overall satisfaction, with a score of 92%. This is compared to a sector average of 79%. Marjon also ranked first in the UK in the categories of teaching and assessment.

The survey covers all of Marjon’s postgraduate degrees. This includes teacher training courses and and Master’s degrees in sport, health and education.

Academic Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Luke said: “The results show how strong our relationship is with our students and our partners in delivering the highest quality of postgraduate learning.

“To be rated first for the quality of our teaching and third for overall satisfaction is testament to the dedication and expertise of all those engaged with Marjon.”

Marjon places highly across many categories, with students being 90% satisfied with course organisation, compared to a 74% sector average. Students also scored their skills development at 92%, compared to a 77% average. Another high scorer was information available, where students were 98% satisfied, compared to a 85% sector average.

Amidst the excellent results, students on Marjon’s education and teacher training programmes are some of the happiest around. They ranked Marjon first for education and teaching across all but one of the available categories.

Director of Marjon Teacher Education Partnership, Professor Gillian Golder added: “The PTES is completed by trainee teachers on university and school based routes into teaching. Plymouth Marjon Teacher Education Partnership prides itself on how well it prepares trainee teachers for the complexities of the teaching profession.

“These results reflect the confidence that our new teachers joining the profession have in their knowledge, understanding and skills to make a significant contribution to the workforce.”

The results show evidence of Marjon’s 180 year commitment to training the highest quality teachers.

There’s still time to apply to study a postgraduate degree at Marjon in 2021. See our website for more information on our postgraduate courses or to book a virtual open day on Thursday, January 28.

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