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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The PRES provides an opportunity for you to tell us about your experiences of being a postgraduate researcher at the University.

All students who complete a survey will be entered into a draw to win one of these prizes:

  • £25 print credit.
  • Graduation pack (final students only).

About the PRES

The survey is run every two years by the Higher Education Academy (external link) together with the University of Bradford. 

Your responses, combined with those of others, will help us to understand and improve the experiences of, and support for, postgraduate researchers at the University.

This is your chance to tell us what you think and to make suggestions for future improvements.

Who is eligible to complete the survey?

Postgraduate research students such as those studying for a doctorate by research or a research-based Master's (some exclusions apply).

When is it available?

The survey will be available from 5 February 2018.

How long does it take to fill in?

The online survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Are my answers anonymous?


Responses are confidential.  We will know which students have responded so we don't send you reminder emails, but all data collected will be anonymous in analysis and dissemination and will be held securely.

Do I have to do it?


Participation is completely voluntary.

You can either simply not participate, or respond when contacted to say that you would like to opt out.

However, for us to get the fullest picture of what students at Bradford think, we need as many students as possible to participate.  

All students who participate will be entitled to a number of incentives, as listed above.  

How do I participate?

An email invitation will be sent to eligible students (to Bradford student email addresses) with the link to complete the survey during the week commencing 5 February 2018.

Reminders will then be sent over the survey period to encourage participation.

Eligible students will also be able to access the PRES through a link on this page and through Blackboard.

Resources for staff

Staff can obtain promotional material to use with students from the Information for staff webpage.

Further information

Please contact for further information. You can also find out about PRES via the HEA Academy website (external link).