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Depressed, anxious, lonely, and homesick: study reveals darker side to student life

A new study released by the Nightline Association suggests negative feelings and mood states including depression, anxiety, and stress are prevalent in the UK’s student population.

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The Increasing Importance Of University Open Days: Why It's Crucial To Make A Great First Impression | HE Research Snippet #6

Our latest research shows that Open Days are becoming increasingly – and significantly – more important in the applicant decision-making process.Our Higher Expectations study (which...

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Exclusive Insight Into UK Universities And their Net Promoter Scores | HE Research Snippet #5

Net Promoter Scores (NPS) have been touted as the ‘Ultimate Question’ for business leaders because of their strong positive correlation with revenue growth. Bain & Co, the...

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Are Students Still Using University League Tables? Which Is Most Popular? | HE Research Snippet #4

Love them or hate them, university league tables are central to the decision-making of many university applicants. And with increasing consumerisation

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Consumer champion Which? releases new research on what students should expect in their first semester at university

Which? has released new findings from a survey of 2012/13 university freshers, which looked at how students’ expectations of their first semester at university match up to the...

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A brand built on sand? Some thoughts on the Russell Group
YouthSight's Ben Marks shares his thoughts and insight on open day.
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Do Undergraduate Students Know What Mission Groups Are & How Is The Russel Group Perceived? | HE Research Snippet #3

With the recent growth in membership of the Russell Group and following a series of departures from the 1994 Group (e.g. the universities of Bath and Surrey),

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Applicant views on multi-disciplinary degrees

YouthSight has been commissioned by a pre-1992 university to undertake a two-stage research project exploring applicants’ views on multidisciplinary degrees. The project will...

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I can’t get no satisfaction
It’s time to measure student engagement rather than just satisfaction.
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How will higher tuition from 2012/13 fees re-shape student expectations?

With the rise in tuition fees, many of us are asking ourselves exactly what young people's expectations are in regard to the student experience are, and whether the UK higher...

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Chester Wins Times Higher Education's Most Improved Student Experience Award

The University of Chester has won the “Most Improved Student Experience” at this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. The winner of this category is determined by research...

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How Can Universities Reduce Dissatisfaction & Improve Retention Among 1st Year Students? | HE Research Snippet #2

The 2012/13 batch of fresh-faced first year students are now just over a month into university life. Many will already be reflecting on how their early university

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Ofsted launches new Common Inspection Framework following research commissioned from YouthSight

Ofsted, the organisation responsible for inspecting and regulating further education and skills providers in England, launched its revised Common Inspection Framework in September...

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HE Research Snippet 1 - Parents And University Open Days: Key Trends

Last year we distributed a free research paper on parental involvement in university open days, 2008/09 to 2010/11. We asked if the rise in helicopter parenting and the...

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