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We think the new PG loan is big news. It was introduced in 2016 with the aim of boosting the stagnating PGT enrollment numbers, especially from lower ...
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 ...
Students in the UK turned out in large numbers to vote in the EU referendum but have to live with a result that they feel very negatively about.
Brexit delivered a huge shock to the UK's 124,000 EU students. They've received reassurances, but we wanted to learn how they are actually feeling -
When choosing a university for a postgraduate degree, reputation becomes more important for many prospective postgraduates. YouthSight’s syndicated study, PGT
YouthSight was commissioned by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to investigate the views and opinions of applicants, students and graduates surrounding two key areas:
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 regard ‘strong links with industry’ and ‘good placement opportunities’ as being as important as university reputation.
Our HE Research Snippets reveal interesting findings from YouthSight’s HE team. Please contact James MacGregor, Director of Higher Education Research, to be added to the list. The HE Research Snippet archive is here.
The UK’s HE funding bodies are asking if they should include an optional question in NSS on feelings of community membership at university.
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 have arrived at their universities through Clearing.
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 a degree will contribute to an applicant’s life chances.
Corporate culture is being challenged by start-up culture, prompting young people to question the world of work and the skills that are relevant to the workplace.
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 concepts.