The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a valuable tool for our postgraduate research community at Bristol to feedback about their experiences throughout their time here. PRES is one of the most effective mechanisms for you to improve and change the University for a better and more positive experience.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

What is PRES?

PRES is a national survey of postgraduate research students that’s organised by Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy). The survey is designed to highlight areas of strength — but also to collect feedback that helps schools, faculties and the University as a whole make changes that improve the learning experience for postgraduate research students and to keep doing the things that you value.  The PRES benchmarking data that’s provided by Advance HE also helps us to see how the postgraduate research student experience at Bristol compares with other universities in the UK. Until 2017, the survey ran every two years. From 2018 onwards, the survey has been made available to universities to run on an annual basis.

What is the University doing as a result of PRES?

Change through PRES takes effect through all faculties and schools, and various central services involved in supporting the postgraduate research community.

Find out about how the university responded to student feedback from PRES 2019

Previous PRES surveys

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