Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

The PG Research Experience Survey (PRES) gives you the opportunity to share your views on conducting research at Glasgow and responses feed into decisions on policy and practical issues.  This is a national survey and results are reviewed by the Deans of Graduate Studies, the Students' Representative Council and other relevant groups.  The 2019 survey ran from 26 February to 10 May with a response rate of 45%. Results are now being discussed by Graduate Schools, PGR convenors and other key contacts to identify areas for action. 

  • 85% of respondents to PRES 2019 agreed or strongly agreed that they were satisfied with the overall experience of their research degree programme, compared with an 81% sector average for this question
  • 85% agree that they were confident of completing on time, compared with a 79% sector average
  • Respondents were particularly satisfied with supervision (feedback from supervisors and support for identifying training needs), access to resources and working space and opportunities to develop transferable skills and research skills)

Results are available on qlikview for use by Athena Swan panels who would like to explore the results and any issues at a local level. Headline results can be found in the summary tables below.

Any questions about the survey can be sent to Elizabeth Adams, Researcher Development Manager. 

Infographic depicting PGR experience survey results 2019. 85% are satisfied with overall experience & completion on time. 77% say their supervisor helped them identify their training needs.  89% agree their supervisor gave them helpful feedback. 84% agreed they had a suitable working space. Click here to see the 2019 PRES summary results 

If you have ideas or suggestions on how we can enhance the PGR experience and community, please contact your own Graduate School.

Survey results

To find out more about the survey, contact: Postgraduate Research Office