100% satisfaction for Healthcare's PhD programme

16 August 2017

Healthcare Sciences' PhD programme has achieved 100% satisfaction in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2017, the results of which were released this week.

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a biennial survey that is run via the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The survey enables UK higher education institutions to gather information about the experience of any research student on a doctoral or research master’s course.

PRES was launched in 2007 and is widely respected across the sector. The survey focuses on students’ experiences of a variety of areas such as, supervision, skills and professional development. It also considers students’ motivations for taking their programme.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Healthcare Sciences) had a response rate of 94.74% and aside from the amazing result of 100% overall satisfaction of the course, it was outstanding in many other areas. 100% of those who undertook the survey were in agreement that their supervisors who they had regular contact with had skills and knowledge to support their research. The adequate provision of library facilities (including physical and online resources) also received 100%.

I am delighted that our PhD students rated us 100% for Overall satisfaction of their degree programme. There are some very positive messages in our results for our team of Supervisors and PGR Professional Support Staff to take forward. Supervision within the school was rated highly. Students rated the knowledge and expertise that supervisors offer as 100%. They also rated the contact and support they received 100%. The students also valued the support they received from the school to manage their professional development (100%)

Dr Tina Gambling, Director of Postgraduate Research

The Doctor of Advanced Healthcare Practice (DAHP) received 96% Overall satisfaction with the experience of the research programme. Supervisors were also held in high regard, with 100% of students knowing who to approach if they are concerned about any aspect of their programme.

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