Postgraduate surveys

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) are two national surveys for postgraduate students, facilitated by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

The surveys allow us to collect feedback on the experiences of our research and taught postgraduate students in an anonymous and user-friendly way. The data is confidential to Sheffield Hallam and is used by staff and students to improve the student learning experience.

Eligible students will receive an email with a personalised link to the survey. Alternatively you can complete the survey via the pop up prompt when you log into a Univeraity PC. If you have problems completing the survey email studentsurveys@shu.ac.uk

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 3rd April - 16th June

PTES is an annual survey for taught postgraduate students. The survey is administered by Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research (STEER) on behalf of the University. There are eight main sections that ask a number of questions relating to:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Engagement
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Dissertation or Major Project
  • Organisation and Management
  • Resources and Services
  • Skills Development
  • Overview

When answering the questions, you are encouraged to take an overview of the whole of your course experience so far.

In addition to core questions, there are also some additional questions identified by the University relating to assessment and feedback, academic support and the Students' Union.


The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 3rd April - 12th May

PRES is a national survey for postgraduate research students and takes place every two years. 

A local version of PRES runs here at Sheffield Hallam every year; this is for internal use only and research students are encouraged to complete the survey.

PRES is administered by Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research (STEER) on behalf of the University. The survey was designed by the Higher Education Academy and asks questions relating to nine areas:

  • Supervision
  • Resources
  • Research Culture
  • Progress and Assessment
  • Responsibilities
  • Research Skills
  • Professional Development
  • Development Opportunities
  • Overall Experience

To find out more about either of the Postgraduate surveys, please contact Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research.

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