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

A poster saying 'share your experiences of postgraduate study'.The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

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

PTES 2021 is now open.  Please check your email account for a personalised link in order to complete the survey. If you have not received an email, please contact

The survey is administered by Student Experience, Teaching and Learning (SETL) on behalf of the University. There are ten main sections that ask a number of questions relating to:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Engagement and course challenge
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Organisation and management
  • Resources
  • Support
  • Skills development
  • Overall satisfaction
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Institutional questions

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.

a poster saying 'share your experience of postgraduate study'The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a national survey for postgraduate research students. The survey also includes the opportunity for students at Sheffield Hallam to nominate their Inspirational Research Supervisor..

PRES 2021 will open in April 2021 and close on 16 May 2021.

Look out for your individual link to the survey in an email. Or use the generic link here: and access the survey using your student ID and the password ‘Research’.

PRES is administered by Student Experience, Teaching and Learning (SETL) on behalf of the University. The survey was designed by Advance HE and 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 Experience, Teaching and Learning.