Higher Education

How do young people work with their parents when choosing where to study? Do parents collaborate or impose? Are there consistent and predictable ‘styles’ of ...

HE Research Snippet 26 - Just How Much Do Parents Effect Uni Choice?

Higher Education

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 ...

HE Research Snippet 25 - Video Insights Into The New PG Loan

Higher Education

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 ...

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

Youth Culture,Higher Education,Politics

Topline Findings On UK Students & Brexit - Registration, Turnout and Post-Referendum Blues

Topline Findings On UK Students & Brexit - Registration, Turnout and Post-Referendum Blues

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.

Youth Culture,Higher Education,Politics

Video: How Do EU Students Feel Post Brexit?

Video: How Do EU Students Feel Post Brexit?

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 -

Higher Education

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

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

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

Higher Education,Press & Events

YS Works With BIS - See Report On Teaching Quality & Proposed PG Loans

YS Works With BIS - See Report On Teaching Quality & Proposed PG Loans

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:

Higher Education

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

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

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. 

Higher Education

HE Research Snippet 21 – When it comes to university choices, parents are more ‘Free Range’ than ‘Helicopter’

HE Research Snippet 21 – When it comes to university choices, parents are more ‘Free Range’ than ‘Helicopter’

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.

Higher Education

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

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

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

Higher Education

HE Research Snippet 19 – Clearing Students Need Your Love

HE Research Snippet 19 – Clearing Students Need Your Love

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.

Higher Education

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

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

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.

Youth Culture,Higher Education

Youth Culture Snippet #5 - 1/10 Students Own Their Own Business - Who Are These Student Entrepreneurs?

Youth Culture Snippet #5 - 1/10 Students Own Their Own Business - Who Are These Student Entrepreneurs?

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.

Higher Education

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

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

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.