Postgraduate surveys

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) are two national surveys for postgraduate students, facilitated by Advance HE.

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 University PC.

If you have problems completing the survey, please email

PTES graphicThe Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is an annual survey for taught postgraduate students.

PTES 2019 is now open.

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.

PRES graphicThe Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a national survey for postgraduate research students. This year the survey also includes the opportunity for students at Sheffield Hallam to nominate their Inspirational Research Supervisor; this will be closing at midnight 17 April 2019.

PRES 2019 is now closed.

PRES is administered by Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research (STEER) on behalf of the University. The survey was designed by Advance HEand asks questions relating to a number of areas including:

  • 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.