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Video Insights Into The New PG Loan | HE Research Snippet #25

We think the new PG loan is big news.  It was introduced in 2016 with the aim of boosting the stagnating PGT enrollment numbers[1], especially from lower socioeconomic groups...

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Could tackling the gender pay gap help universities grow market share? | HE Research Snippet #24

Gender pay inequality is big news. Last week’s IFS’s report on the topic dominated the headlines. In her inaugural speech as Prime Minister, Theresa May stressed the need to...

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For PGT, The Importance Of Reputation Is Only Intensifying | HE Research Snippet #23

When choosing a university for a postgraduate degree, reputation becomes more important for many prospective postgraduates. YouthSight’s syndicated study, PGT

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Links with industry and placement opportunties are changing the game | HE Research Snippet #22

The sector has crossed a symbolic line. For the first time our Higher Expectations survey has recorded that, when selecting where to study, high-achieving prospective students now...

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When it comes to university choices, parents are more ‘Free Range’ than ‘Helicopter’ | HE Research Snippet #21
Our HE Research Snippets reveal interesting findings. 
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Loughborough Uni Tops Student Experience Survey 2016

University league tables are used widely by students and parents, but do they adequately examine student experience? Our latest research polled 15,000 full-time undergraduates from ...

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Just How Important Is Community Membership For Freshers? | HE Research Snippet #20

The UK’s HE funding bodies are asking if they should include an optional question in NSS on feelings of community membership at university.

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We asked our community of students the cheapest thing they did to save money!

"How can I eat for the rest of the week if I go out tonight?" 

This is the question many cash strapped students regularly face. But what is it really like to live on a student loan...

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Clearing Students Need Your Love | HE Research Snippet #19

More than 61,000 undergraduate students were accepted through Clearing for 2014. The final number for 2015 entry will be even higher. That means that around 12% of freshers will...

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Are GuildHE Students Different when Selecting Universities?

In a recent presentation at GuildHE (the body representing 27 UK universities, university colleges and specialist colleges) James MacGregor, Head of HE Research at YouthSight, and...

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Don't Ignore The Subtleties Of Applicant Decision Making | HE Research Snippet #18

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...

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Finally, Some Measures We Can All Agree On | HE Research Snippet #17

Vague measures of reputation and employability have long been the dominant factors in university choice. But, their meanings are ambiguous. They are overlapping and multi-faceted...

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Taught PG Loans Are Here - It's Time To Switch Strategy | HE Research Snippet #16

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Government-backed loans for postgraduate taught students is reigniting senior teams’ interest in offering these courses.

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Open Days: Getting The Basics Wrong | HE Research Snippet #15
Our latest snippet of research looks into the importance of open days. 

Img source: University of NewCastle Open day 2017

Open days matter more than ever.

Open Days are becoming...

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