Higher Education strategies research

We conducted 8 in-depth interviews for a leading HE service provider to identify trends, similarities and differences around the strategic direction of universities since similar research 2 years earlier.

The Network research

We conducted desk research and a series of interviews to provide rich insight into The Network's customer base, particularly the needs and challenges they face.

Awarding organisations
Alumni survey 2019

In addition to exploring needs and preferences, this Russell Group university wanted to gain a deeper understanding of alumni connection and engagement behaviour to inform future strategic decisions.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Internal engagement and communication focus groups

Shift Learning ran seven focus groups with University of Southampton staff, from a range of locations and roles, to inform improvements to internal communications.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
PhD survey 2019

Nature wanted to ensure their biennial PhD Survey resonated with students, so we conducted cognitive interviews before designing the survey and analysing almost 7,000 responses.

Publishing and media companies
Ethical challenges in academic publishing

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) aimed to better understanding the needs of its Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) members in order to provide appropriate publication ethics support and resources.

Publishing and media companies
Exploring global salary trends among scientists

Nature's 2018 salary survey sought to incorporate emerging themes – including mental health and workplace discrimination. The survey enabled us to conduct a Key Driver Analysis, exploring which factors drive overall job satisfaction amongst employees.

Publishing and media companies
Investigating the viability of a new training offer from a learning disability theatre company

Access All Areas (AAA) wanted to assess the viability of a profit-making training subsidiary to support their charitable aims, and asked Shift Learning to undertake a market review in two sectors: education and healthcare.

Public sector and not-for-profit
CPD Provision

Our client, a leading awarding organisation (AO), wanted to explore whether they should offer further CPD provision to their UK customers.

Awarding organisations
International GCE redevelopment

The AO asked Shift Learning to investigate specifically the GCE sector in international markets and the needs and wants concerning these qualifications amongst stakeholders such as parents, students, universities, schools, and institutions including other regulatory bodies and the British Council, focusing in particular on the areas proposed for change.

Awarding organisations
Desk research to support meta-tagging of online products

Video content on the BBC Active Video for Learning website was previously navigated via a set of fourteen broad categories.

Publishing and media companies
International HE research with high-level respondents

The British Council wanted to test reaction to a set of propositions for a new set of initiatives aimed at HE institutions in MINT countries and in the UK.

Public sector and not-for-profit
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