Because learning keeps changing…

Shift Learning – a leading research consultancy with a passion for the education and learning sector.

We help some of the most exciting and successful organisations in the sector make decisions based on robust evidence and insight.

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What we do

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We work across the education sector

We are immersed in education issues every day. Researching in this area is what we like to do.

Our consultants support a diverse set of clients. We have helped LEGO Education in the development of their products for pre-school children, conducted market research with schools globally, worked with BMJ and Springer Nature to enhance their understanding of the scientific community, supported universities such as Imperial College develop strategies to further connect with their alumni, and assist professional and scholarly societies such as the RCN strengthen ties with their membership.

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We work hard to make our clients happy

Our mission is to give our clients the best experience with a consultant that they’ve ever had and we monitor quality closely.

Our clients are drawn from across the private and public sectors globally, united by their need for actionable, quality insight delivered by an organisation they trust.

We are that provider. This year, our clients rated us an average of 4.7 out of 5 for quality and 4.8/5 for communication. Many of our clients come back to us again and again.

We are a high quality supplier

We are MRS Company Partners, members of ESOMAR, and hold a MRS Fair Data certification. Our staff are highly trained and we are one of only 5 companies in the UK to offer MRS accredited interviewer training.

Our high quality of service has been recognised by the Education Investor awards, having been finalists for the previous 4 years.

Case Studies

Over the past 12 years we have had the privilege of working on a great variety of successful projects; from pure desk-based research and small scale qualitative focussed projects to more complex multi-modal studies.

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Understanding the influence of parents and Governors within UK classrooms

The brief The British Council commissioned this research in order to understand the influence of parents and governors within primary school and secondary school classrooms across the UK. The research...

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School Effectiveness+

The brief EES for Schools were developing a new product, School Effectiveness+, a complete improvement system for schools which enables them to evaluate themselves, identify their strengths and weaknesses, benchmark...