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Dickson Congratulates Ulster University as they Rank 2nd in Postgrad Research Experience Survey

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson has congratulated Ulster University, as the institution was ranked second in the UK for postgraduate researcher satisfaction in the latest Postgraduate Research Experience Survey.

Mr Dickson said: “This is a massive achievement for Ulster University, whose outstanding performance over the past few years is now rightfully being recognised nationally.

“I would like to pass on my congratulations to the PhD supervisors, the Postgraduate Tutors, and the entire Doctoral College team, for their achievement and for their continued hard work in supporting the varied journeys of Ulster University’s PhD researchers.”

The national benchmarking exercise surveyed postgraduate research students from 89 universities across the UK about their postgraduate research experience.

Highlights of Ulster’s results include; second for resources provided, second for professional development and third for research skills opportunities provided and fifth for support offered for postgraduate researchers. Ulster University was placed in the highest quarter across all categories with extremely high satisfaction rates (over 90%) in research skills and supervision categories.

Mr Dickson concluded by saying: “These rankings illustrate the world-class research environment of Ulster University, and certainly gives Northern Ireland something to shout about.”

More information on postgraduate research at Ulster and PhD research can be found at

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