Student, youth & young professional research

Higher Education Research Snippets – May 2015 – Snippet 18
At the key decision-point, potential students are thinking about the near-future

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The drivers of university choices among UK prospective undergraduates are well-researched. Reputations, course appeal, and employability figure prominently as they hint at how much a degree will contribute to an applicant’s life chances. A university might be tempted to continuously pump messages on how strong they are on these far-future factors into the growing collection of communication channels. Surely, emphasising how good you are at the most important things will … Continue reading

Labour remain the first choice party for students

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Student Vote and Party Preference April 2015 – UPDATE Labour remain the first choice party for students The Green Party recovers slightly since last wave, but remains in 3rd place 75% of students are likely to vote in the general election (rising from 69% at the start of April), bucking the youth trend Party preference With the 2015 general election imminent, Labour remains the first choice party for students, with … Continue reading

University applicants do not think 16 year olds should get to vote

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In the run up to the general election, YouthSight will be posing questions to young people across the UK about issues that affect them. The first in our series explored student voting intention. This is the second piece, looking at whether young people think that 16 and 17 year olds should be given the right to vote. Reducing the voting age to 16 Remember the Scottish referendum? Not only was … Continue reading

Conservatives back in second place and The Green Party down by 15 points amongst students

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Student Vote and Party Preference April 2015 Research Highlights Labour remain the first choice party for students The Green Party falls 13 points, slipping back into third place All other parties have made small gains in voting share 69% of students are likely to vote in the general election (rising from 66% last wave), bucking the youth trend Party leaders are still held in low regard; but some improvement since … Continue reading

YouthSight’s student voting data featured in The Prospect

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YouthSight’s February 2015 student polling data has been recently featured in The Prospect. In a recent article discussing the relevancy of the Lib Dem party, our research was reported which outlined the decrease in support for Lib Dem among student voters. Currently, only 7% of students would vote Lib Dem – a sharp decline in support since the last election. YouthSight has been tracking students’ voting intentions for the last … Continue reading

YouthSight’s student voting data featured in The UK Polling Report

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YouthSight’s February 2015 student polling data has been recently featured in The UK Polling Report. In a recent article discussing the most prominent figures of the polling data, our research was quoted which found Labour ranking as the most popular party among student voters (33%), closely followed by the Green party (28%) and the Conservative Party (23%). YouthSight has been tracking students’ voting intentions for the last 10 years. Our … Continue reading

Foreign students are welcome, say UK university applicants

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New research by YouthSight for the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) finds that most UK university applicants believe studying alongside foreign students will help prepare them for work in a globalised economy.  HEPI director Nick Hillman called the results “overwhelmingly positive”.  The research was also covered in The Telegraph and the Times Higher Education (THE) You can find the original article here.

YouthSight’s student voting data featured in The Guardian

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YouthSight’s February 2015 student polling data has been recently featured in The Guardian In a recent article discussing UKIP’s unpopularity amongst students, The Guardian featured YouthSight’s polling data (there is a belief among many students that UKIP appears to have racist and homophobic tendencies). YouthSight has been tracking students’ voting intentions for the last 10 years. Our most recent student voting data is here. The original article can be found … Continue reading

YouthSight’s research on sexual assault at university featured in The Guardian

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YouthSight’s recent research into sexual assault amongst university student’s has been recently featured in The Guardian. YouthSight was commission by The Telegraph to investigate students’ experiences with sexual assault, with interesting findings. In a recent article, YouthSight’s found that around one in three female students witness sexual assault but only 3% report this to their university. Just under half believing that their university will not act on it. Click here … Continue reading

YouthSight’s student voting data featured in The Guardian

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YouthSight’s February 2015 student polling data has been recently featured in The Guardian In a recent article discussing UKIP’s unpopularity amongst students, The Guardian featured YouthSight’s polling data (there is a belief among many students that UKIP appears to have racist and homophobic tendencies). YouthSight has been tracking students’ voting intentions for the last 10 years. Our most recent student voting data is here.  The original article can be found … Continue reading