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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is run by the Higher Education Academy and the University participates in the Survey on a biennial basis. The overall aim of the survey is to identify areas where improvements can be made and efforts targeted to further enhance research degree programmes.

Institutions are not required to take part in the survey. The University has taken part in 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2016/17 and 2018/19.

Survey completion

PRES 2021 will run from 5 March to 17 May 2021.  

Survey results and analysis

The results of the survey remain confidential to each institution. However, the survey does allow participating institutions to benchmark their results against the aggregate results of all participating HEIs.

At York, the results of the Survey are considered by the York Graduate Research School Board. The results and some analysis are also circulated to Heads of Department and Chairs of Graduate School Boards.

Departments are asked to consider the results (with staff and students) and to reflect on these as part of their Annual Programme Review (APR) process. This is then reported to the York Graduate Research School Board. 

Further help

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