Our team supports the work associated with the University's Graduate College, research degree programmes and provides a ‘one stop shop’ for all central administration for current and prospective research students and supervisors.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

Oxford Brookes has performed well in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) national survey coordinated by Advance HE.

Programme Satisfaction

81% of Postgraduate students were satisfied with their experience on a research degree programme. This was higher than the sector (79% sector average) and shows an increase to the findings from the 2021 survey (77%). This result suggests that the overall experience of Research students at Brookes in the post-Covid-19 era has improved.


90% of students were satisfied with their supervision, measured with questions on the supervisor's skills and knowledge, regular contact, research guidance and support to identify suitable training. This result was 5% higher than in 2021.

Creativity and innovation

85% of students agreed that their confidence to be creative or innovative has developed during their programme, displaying an increase of 13% when compared to 2021.

Time management

81% of students agreed that they are coping well with their studies so far this semester, up 16% in 2021.

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Research Degrees Team