About the Student Research Experience Questionnaire (SREQ)

In 2002, the Quality and Analytics Group (QA, then known as the Institute for Teaching and Learning) began collecting data for The University community on research higher degree students' perceptions of their research training experiences. This data is gathered every second year using a survey specifically developed for this task, the "Student Research Experience Questionnaire" (SREQ). The purpose of the SREQ is to provide the University community with a basis for strategic, and faculty level academic development to further enhance the quality of research higher degrees. The SREQ is based on a national survey of research higher degree students, the Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ).

The survey gathers data on students' perceptions of the quality and frequency of supervision, intellectual and social climate, infrastructure, approaches to research, and skills development in their research higher degree, as well as their perceptions of the administration and student support services. The QA analyses this data and provides a range of reports to staff and students of the university through this web site.

The SREQ and PREQ data can also be used by faculties in the development of their annual research plans and in developing teaching grant applications. Staff of the QA are available to provide support to faculties in the interpretation of the SREQ and PREQ data and the development of strategic responses to address any issues identified.

If you have any questions about the administration of the SREQ, please contact the QA Group Surveys Team