Staffordshire University has seen improvements across key areas including teaching and professional development in the latest PRES survey.
The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2020 run by Advance HE is the leading survey of Research Postgraduates in the UK.
The survey has revealed a significant rise in teaching satisfaction among students on Staffordshire University’s postgraduate research degrees, which increased 14.25% compared to last year.
Staffordshire University also stood out as a top performing university for professional development, ranking 4th out of competitors. Feedback from students showed that 94% have increasingly managed their own professional development, which is 11% above the global benchmark.
Improvements were also seen across the areas of resources, progression arrangements, and assessment and supervision.
Psychology, Education and Electrical and Electronic Engineering MPhil and PhD courses all achieved 100% overall satisfaction while Biomechanics and Film, Media and Music also achieved highly in the survey.
Despite uncertainties introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic these results indicate that Staffordshire University has maintained the quality of its PGR offering and that actions taken as part of the University’s 2019/2020 PGR Quality Enhancement Action Plan are already having a positive impact.