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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

What is it?

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is run every two years and is a UK-wide survey of research postgraduate students. PRES is run in association with the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the national body for enhancing learning and teaching in higher education in the United Kingdom. It is based on a core set of questions seeking students' views on a range of aspects of their student experience. The questionnaire also includes open comment boxes, and institutions can add their own specific questions to find out views on areas of particular interest.

The core questions are based on the following main topics:

  • Supervision
  • Research culture
  • Resources
  • Progress and assessment
  • Responsibilities
  • Research skills
  • Professional development
  • Opportunities
  • Overall experience
  • Further comments
  • Motivations

Why does it matter?

PRES is really important to our University as it helps identify what we are doing well, as well as highlight areas for improvement, therefore enabling us to make changes that will help make the experience better for students both in the short term and the future.

Who can participate?

Students who are studying for a research degree at the time of the survey. Eligible students will receive a link to the survey via email.

When is it?

Usually in spring.

How can I find out more?

Visit heacademy.ac.uk/PRES for more information.

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