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

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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Congratulations to Which? on the launch of its new Which? University website
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ROI increasingly driving student choice, even among the AABs
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How have higher tuition fees affected the decision-making process of 2012 applicants?
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Helicopter parenting and open days - facts and figures

Open days are one of the most important marketing channels available for universities. They present a unique opportunity for HEIs to present themselves in a way that is untrammelled...

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Scientists demand tougher guidelines on teaching of creationism in schools

Research carried out by OpinionPanel in 2006 about how students were taught creationism in school was cited in The Guardian in an article on demands for tougher guidelines on...

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Accurately polling student opinion

By Melanie Cohen, Project Director Bright Young Things – OpinionPanel

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All I want for Christmas is...

Last week we asked 1000 students what was at the top of their wish list for Christmas this year on our Student Omnibus Questionnaire.

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Tuition Fees and Student Protest
Photo by Smart7
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Effective Marketing in Higher Education

An insightful conference about strategies for universities to effectively market to, recruit and retain students in a time of increased student expectations and a challenging job...

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Fees research by the University of Leicester and OpinionPanel

Research carried out by OpinionPanel and the University of Leicester, looking at a cross section of 10 named universities, found that 1 in 10 of prospective students would be put...

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