School activities review

A university school wanted to reflect on their school activities and to better understand potential new directions. They undertook a multi-stage process internally to do so, and commissioned Shift to conduct the third stage of this research.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Level 2 language qualification research

The National Extension College (NEC), a not-for-profit distance learning provider, wanted to explore the potential viability of an online level 2 language qualification – looking for evidence to support decision-making.

Public sector and not-for-profit
Student research

Stratford BID wanted to look into how they could best support students living in the Business Improvement District area, and boost the economy in the original town centre in the process.

Building a professional development programme

Northumbria University and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust partnered to develop a professional development programme that transformed organisational culture. They wanted to explore the potential for the programme to reach even more audiences within the public sector.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Apprenticeships EPAO Research

Shift helped this UK-based awarding organisation understand the market for apprenticeship End Point Assessment by researching the competitor landscape for key sectors of growth in which City & Guilds increasingly operates.

Awarding organisations, Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Student response systems in higher education

Using desk research and 27 depth interviews, we helped Macmillan explore the overall market landscape for student engagement systems, customer perceptions of competitor products and the value proposition for their iClicker.

Publishing and media companies
Understanding primary school leaders’ priorities

Shift carried out quantitative and qualitative research with primary SLT to explore the key areas schools are focusing on this year and how this has changed from last year.

Publishing and media companies
Apprenticeship research

The Science Council and its members wanted to develop methods of engagement with learners on science-related apprenticeships. They commissioned Shift to carry out this research, which included exploration of apprentices’ needs and the challenges they face in their learning – to provide a better understanding of features they desire from professional body membership.

Master’s programme development

King’s College London were developing a new master’s course and sought research to test reactions to the proposed new degree, and identify which audiences were most likely to respond to it positively.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Research culture survey

We conducted qualitative and quantitative research for Northumbria University to explore their research community’s experiences and perceptions of the culture within the institution with a view to informing actions for future improvement and providing a benchmark for tracking future progress.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Institutional offices research   

We conducted comprehensive desk research for Springer Nature to develop a stronger, more detailed and evidence-based picture of the institutional offices sector.

Publishing and media companies
Assured Offer  

A UK-based awarding organisation was interested in growing its quality assurance service, expanding the proposition with additional features and benefits.

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