PRES

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE SURVEY

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from postgraduate research students about their learning and supervision experience.  No matter where your higher education institution is located in the world, this survey can benefit your institution with:

  • valuable data to inform enhancements to the experience of postgraduate researchers
  • confidential benchmarking against other institutions
  • the addition of tailored questions

In 2016 we conducted a sector-wide consultation on possible changes to the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey. The consultation covered topics such as the relevance of the survey for Doctoral Training Partnerships, Professional Doctorates and the publication of results. More information on the results of the consultation for PRES 2017 and beyond can be found here.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

Evaluate and enhance the postgraduate research student experience

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) enables you to gather information about the experience of any research student on a doctoral or research master’s course.

PRES has been developed in consultation with the sector and has been robustly tested across many disciplines, in several institutions and with students to ensure it produces valid results.

The survey focuses on students’ experiences of:

  • supervision
  • resources
  • research community
  • progress and assessment
  • skills and professional development

It also considers students’ motivations for taking their programme.

PRES results can be used to benchmark your institution’s postgraduate provision against others in the global higher education sector. Results can be broken down by discipline, gender, mode of study and home/EU/international domiciles, helping you target enhancement where it is most needed. The results can be used to inform sector bodies and policy makers about the experience students can expect.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

Provides national, institutional and subject/discipline benchmarking 

Data from the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) allows you to compare your institution’s postgraduate provision against others in the sector at a national, institution and discipline level. This information can be used to identify areas of strength, as well as to address how teaching may be changed to improve student outcomes and the appeal of programmes to prospective students.

We have designed and tested the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) in conjunction with experts from across the higher education sector.

PRES allows you to:

  • gain valuable data to inform enhancements to the experience of postgraduate researchers
  • benchmark your provision against others, while your results remain confidential
  • tailor your survey by adding your own questions

 

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

Final Report

These reports present the UK national findings of the PRES, aggregating results from all participating institutions – providing the most comprehensive picture of the postgraduate taught experience.

The information in PRES reports can be used to provide an indication of where national priorities for enhancing learning and teaching may lie. The reports also analyse results by discipline and student group, suggesting where support may need to be targeted and helping higher education institutions to interpret their own results.

Speak to us if you’d like assistance in interpreting them and using them to your advantage.  

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Testimonials

PRES allows us to identify what students are satisfied with, and what areas need to be developed, which is really important in helping engage with the Postgraduate community.

Stef Black, Postgraduate Development Officer, Students’ Representative Council, University of Glasgow

Without PRES I would not have had the evidence base to argue for the deployment of additional resources for PGR workspace. These data, set within the context of excellent levels of satisfaction on most other criteria, were a powerful tool to mobilise awareness, support and resources.

Professor Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School, King's College London

 

Our Surveys Team has worked with a range of higher education institutions using PRES, including: 

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