Published: 1 March 2017

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is now open

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The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) opens at the University today, giving you the opportunity to share your views and helping us to enhance the experience of postgraduate researchers.

PRES only takes 10-minutes to complete. During the survey you will be asked to share your views about the following areas: resources, your motivations for postgraduate research, the research community, research skills and supervision.

To say thank you for taking part in PRES, you will be entered into your faculty prize draw for the month you complete the survey. Prizes include one of two £50 Amazon vouchers.

For more information, we’ve put together some PRES quick facts:


What is PRES?

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a biennial UK-wide survey, held in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy to collect the views of current postgraduate researchers.

How long will PRES take me to complete?

PRES should take you around 10-minutes to complete.

Why is the survey important?

The findings are used to improve our courses and the learning experience for future postgraduate researchers.

How do I complete the survey?

If you are a postgraduate research student at the University, you should have received an email invitation today. Please follow the link in this email to complete the survey.

The survey is open until Thursday, 18 May. Your responses will remain confidential. If you would like to find out more about PRES, please visit out PRES webpages. If you have any queries about PRES, please contact Anthony O’Hanlon.

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4 thoughts on “Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is now open

  1. Maxine Sharples

    Hi Anthony,
    This page includes lots of information on PRES but there is no link to take part!
    A link to directly take the survey would make it easier, please could you send me a link so i can distribute among our PhD students.


    1. Francesca (Administrator) Post author

      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, that’s not possible as each student is assigned a unique URL, which is why we send the email invitations. Thank you for promoting the survey among your PhD students though. If you’d like any additional support on this, please just let us know.

      1. Maxine Sharples

        Hi Francesca,

        Thank you I wasn’t aware they were getting an individual invitation.

        Does that mean that there is no anonymity if they are uniquely assigned a URL?

        1. Francesca (Administrator) Post author

          No, all responses are confidential. Individuals can’t be identified when it comes to the reporting of the results.

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