“Shift’s research was thorough and comprehensive, and written up clearly so that the key findings were clear. The research has been incredibly useful in planning our curriculum, in that it addressed some of our assumptions about the market and gave us additional factors to consider.”

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School of Languages and Applied Linguistics

The Open University

“Working with Shift was a terrific experience! Their work-style and process are seamless, transparent, timely, thorough, and marked by impeccable quality of deliverables.”

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Senior Associate, Global Community Engagement, Cactus Communications​


“Shift quickly anticipated potential issues and offered solutions to establish the insights we needed.”

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Managing Editor

Royal Society of Chemistry

“The collaborative approach they took meant that we progressed quickly through the various stages of the project and the end result has been a thorough, carefully-evidenced piece of market research that will form the bedrock of our 2021 course development.”

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Head of Publishing, Researcher Training, SpringerNature

Nature Research

“We are delighted with the robust data analysis and the research outcomes – and grateful for the support offered when we needed it along the way.”

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Strategic Marketing Manager, Cengage EMEA


“The code frames developed for the open-ended questions were particularly valuable in assisting us to clarify the benefits students derive from online forms of assessment and how we can further enhance the provision.”

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Dr Linda Amrane-Cooper

University of London

“They really hit the ground running. They know our audience, our requirements, and calmly accommodated any new requests (translations, extra COVID-19 questions suggested at the 11th hour). They partner us for the whole journey.”

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Chief Careers Editor


“Shift quickly anticipated potential issues and offered solutions to establish the insights we needed.”

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Managing Editor, The Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry

“Shift’s research findings have provided us with a whole range of actionable insights and findings which will shape our medium to long-term strategic direction and operational planning. The research techniques they used were innovative and relevant to the participant groups at each stage. The communication of findings to a range of stakeholder audiences has been […]

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Head of Market Intelligence and Academic Developments

Goldsmiths, University of London

“The 2019-20 SES saw a record number of responses, and the knowledge the team picked up about our distance and flexible learning programmes last time really shone through. Shift’s responsiveness, attention to detail and commitment throughout the project was very much appreciated.”

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Head of Surveys and Student Voice

University of London Worldwide

“[Shift] were able to deliver a quality and breadth of data that we haven’t seen anywhere else for this topic, allowing us to carefully target our subsequent activities. It also captured the attention of research culture advocates across the UK and globally.”

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Ben Bleasdale, Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor


“I really enjoyed working with the Shift team… they were always responsive and understood our need and our market very quickly. I would happily work with them again.”

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Nicola Newman, Chief Executive

Ansbury Guidance

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