Advance HE's Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is the largest of its kind in UK higher education. In 2022 nearly 14,000 postgraduate research students from 62 higher education institutions took part in PRES, which provides the opportunity for postgraduate research students to give feedback about their learning experience, supervision and research environment, informing activity to enhance their experience.
Some of the key findings from the 2022 survey are:
Overall satisfaction rises slightly from 79% to 80%, stemming the small but consistent fall over the past three years.
Satisfaction rates are higher and have increased in 2022 among non-UK nationals while satisfaction for UK domiciled postgraduate research students has fallen slightly.
Postgraduate researchers with a declared disability experience significantly lower – and declining – levels of satisfaction.
The 2022 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey report is available to all and can be downloaded below: