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PRES 2023 Results

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey!

  • Warwick was one of 105 institutions involved in the survey.
  • Sector response rate was 30.2%
  • The response rate at Warwick was 46% just slightly under the 47% in 2021
  • "Overall, I am satisfied with the experience of my research degree programmeā€¯: 83% agree compared to 80% in 2021.
  • Overall satisfaction by Faculty: Arts 84%, SEM 82%, Social Sciences 79%

Summary of Results

An overview of how Warwick performed in the core themes which PRES looks at:

  • supervision
  • resources
  • research culture
  • community
  • progression
  • responsibilities
  • support
  • research skills
  • professional development

Thematic Highlights

More detailed results for the PRES core themes. These pages will continue to be updated as actions are taken to address areas of concern.

Academic departments have received their results and have been asked to share them with their PGRs. They have also been asked to comment on their strengths and weaknesses as part of the Biennial PGR Review process.

Other sources of PGR insight will be analysed as well, with efforts focusing on Supervision, Community and Research Skills in line with the PGR strategy.

What is PRES?

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 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?

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.

Useful Links

  • Find out more about PRES on the AdvanceHE website
  • Read the AdvanceHE report on the results of PRES 2023 (coming soon)

Contact: If you have any queries about anything to do with PRES 2023 please contact the Doctoral College at 

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