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University Futures: the Black student attainment gap

University Futures: the Black student attainment gap

The Black student attainment gap: a collaborative research project exploring the lived experiences of Black students. As part of our ‘University Futures’ series, Alterline is bringing together a small group of universities in a collaborative research project to conduct new primary, qualitative research into Black students’ lived experiences of higher education, with the ultimate ambition of helping to close the…
Healthcare Futures: public perspectives on clinical trials

Healthcare Futures: public perspectives on clinical trials

A collaborative research project exploring global public perspectives on clinical trials. Alterline are bringing together a small number of healthcare companies in a collaborative, global research project. Our Healthcare Futures study will conduct primary research with the public, exploring their perceptions and experiences of clinical trials. The evidence will inform both strategic and practical action to improve recruitment and retention…
University Futures: improving student assessment and feedback

University Futures: improving student assessment and feedback

Join our collaborative research project exploring student and staff experiences, with the aim of improving student assessment and feedback. As part of our ‘University Futures’ series, Alterline is bringing together a small group of universities in a collaborative, research project to conduct new primary, qualitative research into student and staff experience of assessment and feedback. Research Focus The objectives will…
Student Life Pulse – Monthly insight for Student Unions

Student Life Pulse – Monthly insight for Student Unions

The Student Life Pulse provides monthly insight into your students’ lives and experiences. The Pulse is designed to help you increase engagement, improve experience, drive Change and measure impact: How will the Pulse work? Design: Student experience specialists design your bespoke Student Life Pulse questionnaire It will include core questions for comparison with other unions, and bespoke questions designed to…
New brand for the Bone Cancer Research Trust: ‘Until there’s a cure’

New brand for the Bone Cancer Research Trust: ‘Until there’s a cure’

The Bone Cancer Research Trust has come on an incredible journey since it was founded by a dedicated group of bereaved parents in 2006. To date, they have funded research projects totalling over £2.2m and offered vital support to affected families.Approaching their 10th anniversary, the charity commissioned Alterline to help develop a new strategy and brand to ensure Bone Cancer…
Taking away anxiety for children using mental health services for the first time

Taking away anxiety for children using mental health services for the first time

When we spoke to young people using child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Trafford as part of our work around patient experience we were struck by how nervous they were before their first appointment. Often, the anxiety was made worse because they didn’t know what to expect – will I be lying on a couch talking about my…
YUSU Strategic Planning

YUSU Strategic Planning

  Over the last few years, Alterline has worked with students’ unions across the country to help them better understand student experiences and drive change. The University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) has been through a period of rapid, exciting growth over the past three years. Student numbers at the institution have grown significantly, with the Union’s staff team, physical building and relationship…
Student Street – ‘The home of student insight’.

Student Street – ‘The home of student insight’.

What is Student Street? From ironing habits to university fees, taking a stroll down Student Street will get you closer to the lives, homes, experiences, behaviours, hopes and struggles of UK students. The home of student insight; it's where you'll find the things we observe and discover during our time talking to, and living alongside, students. The UK student market There are more…

New project announcement:

The Brain Tumour CharityPrint

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours. Their new five-year strategic plan is focused on a bold vision of “A world where brain tumours are defeated” supported by five key goals: doubling survival rates, improving quality of life, improving diagnosis times, helping more people and improving the NHS experience.

To get them closer to their vision the Charity has commissioned Alterline to generate new and credible evidence about the impact brain tumours have on the lives of people affected. This ground-breaking research will include a large scale quantitative survey followed by in-depth online diaries and video interviews. The report, due to be published in Spring 2015, will tell the stories of people living with brain tumours and evidence the impact the condition has on their lives.

“Every day as a charity we hear incredibly powerful and moving stories from the people we support. We’ve commissioned Alterline to capture, document and tell these stories. The report will help us explain to the public, policy makers and health professionals why our fight to defeat brain tumours and improve the quality of life of those affected is so vital.”

 Sarah Lindsell, Chief Executive of The Brain Tumour Charity