Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) - Privacy statement

Advance HE PRES

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) runs every two years in March-May and is a chance for research postgraduates to feed back on their experience. The survey is designed by Advance HE.

A member-led, Higher Education sector-owned charity that works with institutions and higher education across the world to improve higher education for staff, students and society by conducting online surveys.

What does it ask about?

  • Supervision
  • Resources
  • Research culture
  • Progress and assessment
  • Responsibilities
  • Support
  • Research skills
  • Professional development
  • Overall experience

How do I take part?

If you are eligible to complete the survey, you will receive an email with a link to the survey from Online Surveys <>

What happens to the results?

Your feedback is important and the survey is your chance to tell us about your complete experience of being a postgraduate research student at University of Bedfordshire.

Over one hundred universities and colleges take part in PRES. This means we can compare your experience against similar postgraduates at other institutions to see if we are supporting your learning as we should.

The result/reports of the surveys can help us understand the issues faced by our PGR students, develop central and Institute-specific action plans to improve PGR experience, and learn from best practice across the University.

Data protection and privacy

You will receive a unique link when you are invited to take part in PRES. Please do NOT share these details with anyone. Your personal data will not be shared with anyone. We use our very best efforts to ensure that no individuals can be identified by implication and the survey asks that any comments you make should not identify yourself or any specific members of staff. To find out how University of Bedfordshire uses your information please read the Student Privacy notice

JISC surveys are fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR. All responses are anonymous and will not be linked back to respondents. Survey responses from individual universities will be available only to those universities. The information you provide will be treated confidentially and the results will be fully anonymised before they are released for analysis. Aggregated data will be shared across the sector. Please read Advance HE privacy statement for more information.