PRES

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey is taken by research students in universities across the country to evaluate their course experience.

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey is taken by research students in universities across the country to evaluate their course experience.

The Postgraduate Research Expeirence Survey

You will have received a copy of your department's PRES data. This data can help to identify where feedback from previous students has identified the stronger and weaker areas of your department's research degrees, and can give you a good place to start with regards to finding out what needs changing, or what questions need asking.

It is important to note that it is not the responsibility of reps to improve their departments' PRES scores, neither should the PRES be viewed as a measure of how well reps are doing. It should act as a helpful resource to assist with improving awareness and helping to make change.

When looking at your PRES summary, be sure to look not only at the percentage of students who answered positively, but also those who answered in a neutral or negative fashion. This will help you identify areas where students have actively expressed concerns or feel dissatisfied, as well as those areas which did not significantly impact a student's experience, either in a positive or negative way.

More information about PRES can be found on the AdvanceHE website.

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