Because learning keeps changing… we deliver education market research you can count on.

Winner of an Education Investor Award 2019, Shift Learning is a leading education market research consultancy, based in the UK but with a global reach.

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

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What we do

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Education market research

We are immersed in education issues every day. Researching in this area is our passion.

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 education market research 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 years we have had the privilege of working on a great variety of successful projects – from pure desk-based research and small-scale qualitative projects to more complex multi-modal studies involving advanced quantitative analysis.

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The Network research

The brief The Network, part of Cambridge Assessment, provides training and resources for anyone who works with or has an interest in assessment. They were keen to find out who...

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Internal engagement and communication focus groups

The brief The University of Southampton commissioned Shift Learning to conduct research to better understand how they can improve engagement and share information more effectively within their internal staff community....