Results from PRES 2011 Results from PRES 2011

Here are some results from the PRES 2011 survey, with an indication of what UEA has done in response. Since there were over fifty questions in PRES 2011 we have selected the five statements with the greatest proportion of respondents agreeing with the statement and the five statements with the smallest proportion of respondents agreeing with the statement. The national figures given here specifically exclude UEA responses.

Statement UEA 2011 National 2011 Commentary
1a. My supervisor/s have the skills and subject knowledge to adequately support my research. 89% agreed 88% agreed We have reviewed our training for supervisors and have seen a large increase in attendance at training. We're pleased that research students are generally satisfied with their overall research experience and the opportunities on offer for developing a range of skills. Personal and professional development training coordinators continue to welcome feedback on individual aspects of training. See https://www.uea.ac.uk/pgresearch/ppd for more details.
14a. My friends and family are supportive of my research degree programme. 88% agreed 89% agreed
15g. The following met/exceeded expectations: overall experience of my research degree programme. 87% agreed 86% agreed
15b. The following met/exceeded expectations: opportunities to gain a range of research skills. 86% agreed 88% agreed
15b. The following met/exceeded expectations: opportunities to gain a range of transferable skills. 85% agreed 87% agreed
10. I have had adequate opportunity to gain experience of teaching whilst doing my research degree programme. 54% agreed 58% agreed PRES 2011 showed that UEA needed to work harder to support research students in their career development, in supporting them to develop teaching skills and to be a full part of their department's community. There were some marked differences between Faculties which we are exploring. For career development see the new researcher pages at http://www.uea.ac.uk/careers.
4d. I feel integrated into my department's community. 54% agreed 54% agreed
11. I have been given adequate support and guidance for my teaching. 52% agreed 51% agreed
7c. I am encouraged to reflect on my career development needs. 52% agreed 47% agreed
7a. I am encouraged to think about the range of career opportunities that are open to me. 45% agreed 44% agreed