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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

What is the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)?

It is a UK-wide survey open to postgraduate research students and made available through the Higher Education Academy (HEA). It takes the form of an online questionnaire and asks for your honest and considered feedback about your experience as a postgraduate research student.

When does the survey happen?

The survey takes place every year, between March and April.

Why should I complete the survey?

This is your opportunity to tell us what you like about Sheffield Hallam and things you feel could be improved. We use this feedback to improve the experience for postgraduate research students, so your contribution is extremely valuable.

How to share your experience

You will receive an invitation by email when the survey opens.

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In response to your feedback, the University invests in what matters to you and improves the areas you felt could be better. Find out how your voice makes a real difference.

This survey is delivered by our Directorate of Student Engagement Evaluation and Research, if you would like to know more please email

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