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Update on student surveys

(30 March 2017)

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

PRES launches on 3 April and will remain open until 12 May. As the only national survey of its kind, PRES allows us to gain insight into students’ experience of being a research student here and also compare that with the national picture. Perhaps more importantly, the survey is an opportunity for students to voice their opinion and help further develop and improve the experience of being a postgraduate researcher. 

If you work directly with postgraduate research students please encourage them to complete the survey. The students eligible to take the survey will be contacted via email and can also access the survey via My Manchester and E Prog. 

  • To find out more about PRES, including previous results and resources to help with the promotion of the survey, visit the Supporting Students: PRES pages on Staffnet. 


Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

PTES, sister survey to PRES, opened on 6 March, and students have until 12 May to share their views. Please remind your postgraduate taught students that they can take part in the survey. 

  • You can find out more about both PRES and PTES on the HEA website.  


National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) 2017 launched in February, and to date just over 40% of students have taken part, which is a lower response rate than we had at this stage of the survey last year. 

The survey, open to the majority of final year undergraduates, is one of the most important ways we gather feedback from students about their experience of studying and living in Manchester, and respond to any concerns and comments. 

It is important that as many students as possible provide their feedback to ensure that the survey generates reliable information, and we would really like to improve on last year’s response rate of 72%. Results are used to inform improvements to the student experience, compile University league tables and to inform future students' choice of university/course through UniStats


You can read Kerry Jones' Spotlight On... feature about our student surveys on HumNet