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The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is an annual student satisfaction survey run by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and supported by Birkbeck. The survey is aimed at all postgraduate research students, including those registered on MRes, MPhil, PhD, MPhilStud and D-Psychotherapy programmes.

All eligible students are contacted directly by the Communications team and invited to complete the survey online. Students are given the option to complete the questionnaire in hard copy.

What happens with the results?

PRES results are considered as part of the College’s annual programme monitoring process as well as being discussed at the autumn term Research Student Sub-Committee.

Senior staff will meet with Executive Deans and PGR Directors of each school to discuss results and invite departments/programmes to develop an action plan to address any issues raised by students.