Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2022 – Closing today

Still time to have your say

Final call for PGRs to complete this year’s Advance HE Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) which closes today!

Don’t miss the chance to tell us about your postgraduate research experience at Bournemouth University by taking part in the Advance HE Postgraduate Research Experience Survey which closes today.

Upon completing the survey, PGRs will be entered into a free prize draw where you can win one of four prizes of a £50 Love2shop gift voucherTerms and conditions apply.

In addition and as a thank you for taking part, the Doctoral College will now double our donation to the charity Student Minds, from £1 to £2 per PGR who completes PRES if we beat last year’s response rate. We are currently at 40% and need 41% – we are so close!


The highest response rate we ever achieved was 46% in 2018. If we exceed this, the Doctoral College will donate £500 to Student Minds.

How do I take part?

PGRs received an email from the University on Monday 4 April 2022 containing a unique link which allows you to access and complete the survey. If you can’t find this email, contact and we’ll help you to get access.

What will I be asked?

The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete. Your response is confidential and any reporting will be entirely anonymous. The survey is your chance to tell us about your experience as a PGR at BU. It will ask you to share your views on supervision, resources, the research community, progress and assessment, skills and professional development, and wellbeing.

Why should I take part?

Your feedback is important. The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey is the only national survey of PGRs and so is the only way for us to compare how we are doing with other institutions and to make changes that will improve your experience in the future.

More information

If you would like to know more about the survey, please visit: PRES 2022

We hope you take the opportunity to get involved this year and help us make improvements to your experience.


Best wishes,

The Doctoral College