PRES to survey Doctoral researchers on their experience

image001All Postgraduate Research (Doctoral) Students are being asked to take part in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES), which will run from 18 March to 16 May 2013 by the University of Reading, in collaboration with the Higher Education Academy.

Over 100 Higher Education Institutions are involved in this survey nationally, which normally takes place every two years. Designed to help capture feedback for the enhancement of the quality of postgraduate research (doctoral) degree provision, the PRES survey will provide a great opportunity for students to comment honestly and anonymously on their research student experience.

On 18 March, all registered Postgraduate Research Students will be sent details via their university email address of how to access and take part in the survey. The survey is available until 16 May.

Further information can be obtained from the Graduate School (

Leadership Programme (29-30 April and 03 June 2013)

gs-springblossomlThe Graduate School is this year running its inaugural leadership programme, ‘Making a difference as a leader – developing your leadership potential’.

The programme, delivered in conjunction with Henley Business School, is open to all current Reading PhD students in their second and third year (full-time) and third, fourth and fifth year (part-time).

It will be taking place on 29, 30 April and 03 June 2013.

Full information on the programme and how to apply is set out on the Graduate School’s website.