PRES (Postgraduate Research Experience Survey) is a unique service provided by the Higher Education Academy to all higher education providers. It is the only national survey of postgraduate research (PhD, EngD and MDRes) students’ experience. The survey collects feedback from current postgraduate research students in a systematic and user-friendly way. Results are anonymous, allowing comparison against the sector and within benchmarking clubs, while ensuring that they are used for internal enhancement.
The Faculty of Medicine response rate in the recent PRES survey was over 60%, making this the highest in the College. Given this, the Faculty will be able to make confident conclusions from the survey. With a view to improving the student experience at Imperial, PRQC (Postgraduate Research Quality Committee) has agreed that action plans should be discussed at Staff-Student Committees and signed off by the PGR student representative. SIDs have recently received the results and are in the process of preparing action plans.
In recognition of the importance of PRES to us, the Faculty has also run a prize draw for students who took part in the survey:
Apple Watch Winner:
Ben Foster (Institute of Clinical Science)
Kindle Fire Winner:
Christopher Kane (National Heart and Lung Institute)
Amazon Gift Voucher (£20) Winners:
Miles Priestman (Department of Medicine)
Tankut Guney (National Heart and Lung Institute),
Adrian Brown (Department of Medicine)
Kieran Bates (School of Public Health)
Chanpreet Arhi (Department of Surgery and Cancer)