Student, youth & young professional research

YouthSight commissioned by The Telegraph to look into extent of sexual assault experienced by female students at UK universities


The Telegraph recently commissioned YouthSight’s to interview 1,000 students from universities across the UK in our weekly Student Omnibus Survey. Students were interviewed regarding their experiences of sexual assault and also whether they would report assault to their university. Our research found that 97% of students did not report sexual assult to their universities, and 44% thought their university would do nothing in response. The Telegraph’s story was also posted on … Continue reading

Five fruity facts about this year’s freshers


It’s the beginning of a new year, a time for reflection and contemplation… As freshers settle back into university (somewhat more familiar with their environment, friendship groups and study routines), we at YouthSight have taken a trip down memory lane to find out what we learnt about our fresh-faced panellists in their first term. Routing through the YouthSight vaults, we’ve dug out five fruity facts to share:   1. Getting … Continue reading

YouthSight Student Voting research featured exclusively on Wonkhe


YouthSight’s recent research on student voting intentions has been exclusively featured on Wonkhe. The data which has been tracking student voting intention for 10 years, discovered the surge in support for The Green Party. Previously ranking 4th place, The Green party now rank 2nd place among students. To find out more and to read the full article on Wonkhe, please click here, or click here to view the original December … Continue reading

The Green Party is now the second choice party for students


The Student vote – update December 2014 Research highlights The Green Party is now the second choice party for students Labour and Conservatives see small falls in support Lib Dem support continues to fall, and are now slightly lower than UKIP The Green Party is now the second choice party for students, moving ahead of the Conservatives for the first time. Labour remain the first choice party, but support is … Continue reading

YouthSight research on student entrepreneurship featured on


YouthSight’s research on student entrepreneurship, commissioned by Santander, was recently featured on The research study interviewed 2,000 undergraduate students, and found that almost a quarter of university students are either running their own business, or planning to do so. To read the full article, please click here.

YouthSight student sex research featured in The Sunday Times

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YouthSight’s recent, popular omnibus survey interviewed 1,000 first-year students from UK universities, delving into detail about their attitudes towards and involvement with sexual activities. Featured in The Sunday Times, reports indicate that a higher percentage of females (56%) are sexually active in their first term at university in comparison to their male peers (49%). Head of Youth Research and Insight, Josephine Hansom commented that parents may be shocked by the … Continue reading

YouthSight research for Which? featured in The Times

Publisher: The Times
Publication date: December 5th 2014
Title: Economists know how to party, nightlife poll finds

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YouthSight’s recent poll for Which? involved over 4500 students who were questioned on a wide range of issues.  The results feed into the Which? University website, the invaluable guide that helps propective students find out what to study, where to go and how to get there…

Higher Education Research Snippets – December 2014 – Snippet 16
Taught PG loans turn up the heat – but has the recipe changed?


The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Government-backed loans for postgraduate taught students is reigniting senior teams’ interest in offering these courses. Across the UK, these loans look like a game changer as universities are offered the tantalising opportunity to rebalance their cohorts towards UK students and avoid ever-increasing financial reliance on International fee payers. While there are going to be excellent new opportunities, our new research reveals that universities cannot expect … Continue reading

MRS Kids & Youth Conference

Event date: Thursday 29th January, 2015
Organiser: Market Research Society
Location: Radisson Blu Edwardian, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London, W13 3QD
Participation: Speaking & attending

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Our very own Josephine Hansom (Head of Youth Research & Insight) will be speaking at the upcoming MRS Kids & Youth Research conference. She’ll be part of a panel exploring innovative methodologies that deliver exceptional insights into young people’s lives as well as also speaking on how to connect and engage with young consumers. If you’re booked to attend, we look forward to seeing you there.

Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar

Event date: Thursday 5th March 2015
Organiser: Westminster Higher Education Forum
Location: TBC
Participation: Speaking & attending


Josephine Hansom will be speaking at the Westminster Higher Education Forum’s forthcoming event on “tackling student welfare issues and improving student retention”. She will be giving the audience the student’s viewpoint on housing, finance and well-being problems today; so it’s definitely going to be insightful. If you’d like to attend please get in touch with Tatenda.