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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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The Flip-Side Of Expansion: How To Avoid Triggering An Institutional Review | HE Research Snippet #14

Universities have been operating in a fast-changing environment in recent years. Having timely insights on which to base decisions has never been so important. Our Snippets have...

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Are the Hills (and Clubs) Alive with the Sound of Your Students? | HE Snippet #13

University marketing teams are always keen to discover what makes their institution unique. Sometimes the answer – or at least part of the answer – lies right under everyone’s...

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What’s the Only Thing that has Become Less Important in Undergraduate Decision-Making? | HE Snippet #12

We’ve been measuring what new undergraduate starters regard as being most important in their decision making process for 11 years. In that time, nearly every one of the 42 factors...

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Is Your Institution Getting Across Its Message On Future Employability? | HE Research Snippet #11

Future employability statistics now play a major role in prospective students’ decision-making, feeding into, amongst other things, league tables, Key Information Sets and HEI...

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PGT Price Expectations And How Fees Affect Demand | HE Research Snippet #10

November’s Snippet is based on findings from our latest syndicated research study, PGT+BE: Using behavioral economics (BE) to understand how students really make their taught...

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Open Day Trends & Do Parents Still Attend Open Days? | HE Research Snippet #9

YouthSight’s first HE Research Snippet unearthed an interesting upward trend in parental attendance at university open days. Although this research was conducted with ‘pre-£9,000’...

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Why Clearing Students Are Twice As Likely To Be ‘Detractors’ Of Your University + How To Fix This | HE Research Snippet #8

Most students who go through Clearing have had to re-evaluate their university choices because their grades were not what they hoped for. Having not got into their first choice...

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What Motivates Students To Study A Particular Subject? | HE Research Snippet #7

University choices are often complex, multi-faceted decisions, but the decision on what subject to study at undergraduate level often boils down to a few key factors. Our Higher...

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