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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

Thank you to everyone that completed the survey.

About the survey

The PRES is a national survey of postgraduate research students inviting them to comment on their experience. PRES is for any PGR student researching at the University of Warwick, including part time and distance learning students.

The survey lets us know what is working well and what's not, helping us make things better. Responses from you help us improve both our current and future support, enabling us to do better for all of our Postgraduate Researchers.

What happens to the results?

You can access the results through the Educational Analytics Dashboards. The results are used both departmentally and institutionally, to identify areas for celebration and where more work needs to be done to improve the student experience. They allow us to benchmark ourselves against the Sector and other Russell Group Universities to see how we compare for student experience. This survey is not associated with Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and does not feed into league tables. Thanks to this feedback, we have been able to make a number of enhancements and we will keep you updated as we continue to do so.

Following the release of the results, departments will incorporate PRES actions in their annual report and professional services will review results and meet with the Doctoral College to discuss.

Want to know more?

If you have any queries about anything to do with PRES 2021 please contact the Doctoral College at 


You can find out more about the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) at Advance HE