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Postgraduate Experience Surveys 2019

Have your say!



The Postgraduate Student Experience Surveys are an opportunity for postgraduate students to provide feedback on their academic experiences at Kent.

We are particularly interested in finding out about the things you have enjoyed, what the University has done well and where you consider improvements could be made. Your comments and views really count and they will be used to enhance the quality of the academic experience for postgraduate students in the future. To say thank you for taking the time to complete your survey, we will send you £10 Amazon voucher code.

  • Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES): Monday 11th March - Friday 7th June
  • Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES): Monday 11th March - Friday 17th May

You will be emailed directly about completing your survey. In this email you will be given an individual survey link (this link will only tell us you have completed the survey, it will not give us your survey answers, thus keeping your survey anonymous. This is to enable our Planning Team to send you your Amazon voucher code as a thank you) so please check your email account.


Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)
Your feedback is really important to us which is why each year we ask our students to take part in the national PRES survey. We want to know what we are doing well and what improvements you would like to see to enhance the quality of the academic experience for postgraduate students in the future.

What is it?
The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a national survey, co-ordinated by the Higher Education Academy. It gives research students an opportunity to give feedback on their experiences here at Kent.  
The PRES survey focuses on:

  • supervision
  • resources
  • research community
  • progress and assessment
  • skills and professional development


When is it?
The survey will be launched on Monday 11th March. You will have until Friday 17th May to complete the survey and claim your £10 Amazon voucher code. You will be emailed directly with the survey link, so please check your Kent email account.

Why should I take part?
This is your chance to tell us your thoughts about your experience at Kent so far. The results from the PRES will help us make changes that will improve what we do in the future and to keep doing the things that are important to research students.  It will also help us compare how we are doing against other institutions and what themes are trending nationally.
It only takes 10 – 15 minutes to complete and you will receive a £10 Amazon voucher code to say thank you for taking part.

Is it anonymous?
Yes. The PRES is confidential and no-one will be able to identify you from the results. Any comments you make on the survey remain anonymous and we ask that you do not identify yourself or any specific members of staff. Responses are collected by the Higher Education Academy, all responses are aggregated to produce an overall national report. University of Kent responses are also aggregated into a confidential report used to help enhance the future experience for research students. 

Where can I find out more?
If you would like further information you can visit the Higher Education Academy website or contact your supervisor.



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Last Updated: 08/03/2019