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 PGR Voice Survey: Use your voice to tell us about your experience

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New survey launches on 2 May, don’t miss your chance to tell us about your experience as PGR at the University of Manchester!

The University has now launched its first PGR Voice Survey and we hope you will take the time to complete yours. We really value feedback on your experiences of being a postgraduate researcher at The University of Manchester and the results will ensure we continue to make improvements in areas that matter to you.  

 About the survey 

Open until the 9th June, the survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and has been developed and in collaboration with the University of Sheffield.   Your responses are confidential, and the reporting of results will be completely anonymous. 

The questions have been developed using feedback from focus groups across the Universities academic, professional services and PGR communities and cover areas such as the research culture and community, supervision, resources, training and development and the overall PGR experience.  

We are committed to providing PGRs with an outstanding experience. Listening to and acting on feedback is one of the best ways to make sure that we focus our resource and effort to improve your experience, and that of all PGRs across the University. 

How to complete your survey 

You will be emailed a link to survey and will also be able to complete by logging into My Manchester. 

Thank you for your time 

We hope that you will take the time to complete the survey with your honest feedback so that we can continue to make the University of Manchester a great place to be a postgraduate researcher. As a thank you for your time, for each response submitted the University will make a £1 charitable donation, split equally between the following good causes:   

University of Manchester Cost of Living Support Fund   
Awarding grants of up to £2000 to help students overcome financial hardship or unforeseen additional costs.  The fund is open to all students at the University, regardless of level of study or nationality. 

Refugee Women Connect   
Working to build a safe life in the UK for all women in the refugee and asylum seeker community.  They offer practical support for women on a number of issues, including navigating the asylum process, support with accommodation and housing, educational access etc. They also offer bespoke one-to-one mental health support, as well as group activities to combat isolation and loneliness. 

Greater Together Manchester   
Building effective partnerships in communities to bring about positive change by tackling poverty and transforming lives throughout Greater Manchester and Rossendale.  Key areas of work include homelessness, loneliness and isolation, mental health and wellbeing, food insecurity and supporting displaced people. 

Jump Space   
Based in Stockport, providing rebound therapy and sensory play for disabled children and young people and their families. It provides a safe, fun, understanding and non-judgmental environment for disabled children and young people, many of whom are unable to access other forms of sport and activity. 

You will also be entered into a prize draw to receive one of six shopping vouches (two drawn per faculty). 

Further information  

For more information about the survey and how the results will be used please see the PGR Voice website or email   

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