Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2011

  • Publication Date: 05-09-2011
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This report provides national results from the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) for 2011. PRES is a UK-wide survey that collects the views of current postgraduate researchers in order to target, design and evaluate work to enhance the learning experiences of postgraduate students on research programmes.

This was the fourth time the survey was run (previous surveys ran in 2007, 2008 and 2009). One hundred and two UK institutions took part in PRES 2011. With 31,202 students completing the survey, there was a national response rate of 32%. These figures mark a substantial increase in engagement with the survey from 2009, when 82 institutions took part and 18,644 students responded: a national response rate of 28.6%. PRES will run again in 2013, giving HEIs the space in 2011-12 to analyse, interpret and act upon their results.

Executive summary

Publisher: The Higher Education Academy
Type: Report (research)

  • Dr Laura Hodsdon
  • Dr Alex Buckley

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