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2020 Hindsight and the Trends to Watch | HE Research Snippet #38

Last January we tipped the trends to watch in 2019. As a new decade unfolds, we thought we should apply some 2020 hindsight to our predictions and see what topics came to the boil...

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New Poll Reveals Students Want Clarity on How Universities Use Their Data
We've worked with the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) to publish new research about students' views on data security. 

Higher education institutions collect and hold huge...

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What are the easiest subjects to study at university?
A new study reveals which UK university courses have the heaviest and lightest workloads, and how this affects students' perceptions of value for money.

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Experiential Marketing: Optimising the Impact of your Open Day | HE Research Snippet #37
If experience is the new status symbol, how should universities be using experiential marketing to boost their open day conversion? 

Experiential marketing is the buzzword of 2019....

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A-Level Results Day: A round-up of this year's Clearing comms
As the dust settles on results day and Clearing, hopefully the phone is ringing a little less and your staff are catching their breath. For us, it’s one of our favourite times of...
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Selling Well in a Buyers' Market | HE Research Snippet #36

In the past decade the number of 18-year olds has been in decline and over the same period, mature and part-time study numbers have also dropped. It's simple economics that fewer...

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Seeing Clearly: A Gen Z Point of view on Clearing

What's the Gen Z perspective on Clearing? And how can universities ensure they're prepared? The recent Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Squiz event on 'boosting student...

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Higher Education trends to watch in 2019 | HE Research Snippet #35

If you thought 2018 was an eventful year in Higher Education, it may prove to have been nothing more than a warm-up act. With review announcements, political upheavals, new...

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What Really Matters To Non-EU International Students? | HE Research Snippet #34

International students mean big business for Britain and its universities. The UK played host to 438,010 foreign under- and post-graduates in 2015-16, generating an estimated £25.8...

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In The Age Of Digital, Are Printed Prospectuses A Waste Of Budget And Resource? | HE Research Snippet #33

For those of you who’ve read our ‘Who is Generation Z’ Youth Culture Snippet, you’ll know that the way Gen Z consume information has changed quite a lot in comparison to...

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Research Shows Students Are Struggling To Juggle University Living Costs
Where students choose to study in the country might set them back over £5,000 in living costs, according to new findings from Which? University, who commissioned YouthSight to...
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Making Clearing Less Scary (And How That Can Help You Recruit Exceptional Students) | HE Research Snippet #32

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How Do Your Prospective Students Use Social Media To Make Their University Choices? | HE Research Snippet #31

On clearing day last year, Staffordshire University made the unusual choice of offering last-minute places via Snapchat. Sheffield Hallam made offers on Facebook Messenger, and...

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Are Unhappy Students Spreading a Negative Message About Your University? | HE Research Snippet #30

In March this year, a student sued Anglia Ruskin University for her ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree which, she claimed, did not prepare her for future employment. “The

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