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Monday 20 May 2024
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HKU conducts institutional surveys on students’ learning experiences for taught postgraduates (SLEQ-TPG) on an annual basis. The survey findings offer evidence-informed support for teaching and learning quality assurance and enhancement. All final year taught postgraduate students were invited to participate in the SLEQ-TPG. A total of 3532 participants responded to the 2019-20 administration.

Highlights of Findings

  • Overall performance on Achievement of Educational Aims, Teaching and Learning Environment, and Overall Satisfaction has remained consistently positive over the years (Figure 1).
  • The highest rating in the 2019-20 SLEQ-TPG was for Knowledge and Skills gained from TPG programmes, followed closely by Relevance to Practice and Teacher-Student Relationships.
  • In students’ qualitative comments, keywords such as “professional”, “knowledge”, and “teachers” emerged as the best aspects of TPG programmes (Figure 2).

Detailed results at the institutional, Faculty and curriculum levels are available at the online Institutional Survey Reports System (ISRS). Faculties could generate survey reports at various levels and make comparisons across years. All academic and administrative staff with access rights can directly access the system after logging onto their HKU Portal accounts (HKU Portal > Self Service > Teaching and Learning > Institutional Survey Reports > View Reports). Detailed instructions on using the System are available in the User Manual, downloadable here.

Faculties are welcome to contact Dr. Maggie Zhao at myzhao@hku.hk for support in interpreting and utilising survey data, and Ms. Yvonne Chan at chanyyw@hku.hk for technical support in using ISRS.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the SLEQ-TPG between 2015-16 and 2019-20.
Figure 1. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the SLEQ-TPG between 2015-16 and 2019-20.


Figure 2. Concept Map and Quotes from Students’ Open-ended Comments.