PhDs and postgraduate research
We're keen to make sure postgraduate research students have the best possible experience while studying with us. To do that we need to know what you think we are doing well and where we can do better.
The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2021 is your chance to tell us your thoughts about your research degree programme. The results help us compare how we are doing with other institutions, to make changes that improve what we do in the future and to keep doing the things that you value.
What will PRES 2021 ask?
How do I take part?
The PRES 2021 survey launches on Thursday, 8th of April 2021 and if eligible* you will be sent an email link to the survey in your student email account (i.e. your UP123456@myport.ac.uk format email address). If you don’t normally use this account, please ensure you have set up an auto-forward to the email account you regularly use to ensure you receive the link to participate. If you have yet to set-up an auto forward for your emails, please follow the instructions in this link.
By taking part in PRES 2021 you will automatically be entered into our prize draw to win £1,000 towards supporting your studies** here at the University of Portsmouth. The winner will be contacted shortly after the survey has closed.
If you have any problems accessing or completing the survey, please contact Fiona Cook, PRES 2021 administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
*All Research Students in their research phase, who registered before February 2021 and held a live registration on 2nd March 2021.
**For example: Conference attendance, research equipment, study materials.
What happens to the results?
Is it anonymous?
If you do not wish to take part in the survey, please contact email@example.com and she will remove you from the PRES 2021 mailing list.Please note that because the survey data is anonymous, if you have a specific concern that requires action by the university, you should contact your supervisor, your departmental research degree coordinator or your head of department.
For further information about the support available to you as a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Portsmouth, please contact the Graduate school at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at our Graduate School page.