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University Futures 2: The role of parents as influencers

University Futures 2: The role of parents as influencers

University Futures 2 will explore the role that parents play as influencers of their children’s university ambitions, from the age of 6 to 18. We know that parents play a key role in children’s thinking and behaviour when it comes to considering and applying to university. Understanding and influencing the complex, indirect behaviours and attitudes of parents throughout their children’s childhood…
Library Futures 1: 16-18 year-olds’ digital and information literacy audit

Library Futures 1: 16-18 year-olds’ digital and information literacy audit

University Libraries make significant investments in introducing new students to their services and in providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to use them effectively. However, many of our clients have told us that this part of their work would be much easier and more effective if they knew more about students’ information literacy and digital lives prior…
Charity Futures 2: Healthcare charity supporter experience

Charity Futures 2: Healthcare charity supporter experience

Charity Futures 2 is a collaborative research project exploring the experiences and perceptions of supporters and the general public. It will help charities to build, develop and sustain meaningful relationships. Join the collaborative research study. It is an important part of excellent fundraising and improving donors’ experience for charities to understand their supporters and engage them in the causes they…
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 Student Life 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…
Union Futures

Union Futures

Union Futures is an ongoing series of collaborative projects, designed to address the key topics that students' unions are facing. As policy priorities and performance metrics in UK higher education continue to evolve, we allow the voices of thousands of students to be heard. We collate and assess the research findings, bring them to life with real-life examples, and then help…
Charity Futures 1b: GP’s and long-term condition charities – Improving understanding and engagement with GP’s

Charity Futures 1b: GP’s and long-term condition charities – Improving understanding and engagement with GP’s

Charities Futures 1 has been launched to enable leading charities to understand how GP’s and long-term condition charities can better support patients. Focusing on those living with long-term conditions, the collaborative research project has a sixth month timeline. Alterline are running the project with The British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society and Arthritis Research UK taking part. The number of people…
Living with, and beyond, primary bone cancer

Living with, and beyond, primary bone cancer

Primary bone cancer is a rare, yet brutal disease which can have a long-lasting impact on both patients and their families.  Alterline were commissioned by the Bone Cancer Research Trust to conduct a comprehensive study into the experiences of those who have, or have had, bone cancer and their families and friends.  The resulting report Living with, and beyond, primary bone…
Union Futures 1: The impact of NSS Q26

Union Futures 1: The impact of NSS Q26

NSS Q26 rates: “The students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests.” The National Student Survey (NSS) is an important barometer of student satisfaction with higher education. With the publication of an amended NSS questionnaire for 2017, and a new question (Q26) for students’ unions, in October 2016 we launched our first Union Futures project, bringing together 18…
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

Alterline are bringing together a small number of healthcare companies in a collaborative, global research project exploring public perspectives on clinical trials. 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 in clinical trials, and help demonstrate…