Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is the only sector-wide survey to explore the experiences of postgraduate research students relating to supervision, the research environment and professional development. In 2015, 53,348 students from 123 institutions participated in PRES.

The following themes are covered by PRES:

  • Supervision
  • Resources
  • Research culture
  • Progress and assessment
  • Responsibilities
  • Research skills
  • Professional development
  • Opportunities
  • Motivation for studying and choice of institution