University aspirations, decision-making & influencers amongst 6- to 18-year olds: a collaborative research project

Bringing together nine universities as part of a collaborative ‘University Futures’ research project, Alterline planned to capture new evidence about how young people view university from early childhood through to adolescence, mapping children’s and young people’s thinking, aspirations and expectations at key stages from aged 6 to 18. Over the summer, as the project was taking shape, we spoke to…
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Student to graduate

"I feel so lucky to have graduated today because there are so many people in the world without an education. I wish there was less emphasis on drinking and more on meeting people on a real level. I grew up in social housing it’s been really interesting meeting people from such different backgrounds; it’s a real eye opener." “The first…

Growing up with Cystic Fibrosis: My student experience

Being a student is a life changing experience for everyone; but Jodie's university years have been particularly unique. In our short film 'Growing up with cystic fibrosis', we explore Jodie’s student experience following her life-changing lung transplant at the age of 18. For information on joining the Organ Donor register please click here. Jodie spent a day with Noz and Meg from our team earlier…
Dear future Prime Minister

Dear future Prime Minister

In the run up to the General Election in May 2015, we asked students ‘What should the party leaders do for you?’. From university fees to privatisation of the NHS, the students we spoke to definitely had an opinion on UK politics and what a future Prime Minister should do for them. Check out what they had to say: @natalieben…

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Alumni Relations at London South Bank University

London South Bank University’s Alumni Relations team want to position themselves as a key player in delivering the university’s corporate plan. To inform this process, Alterline has been commissioned to help them explore what successful alumni engagement looks like to their internal stakeholders and to better understand and segment their alumni population.

‘We’re delighted to be working with Alterline for this project. Having worked with the team before at other organisations I know they will bring a fantastic level of analysis and interpretation to their findings. There’s a huge amount of potential for us at LSBU to help increase the impact of our alumni in the world and the work with Alterline will help us ensure we’re heading in the right direction. The team ‘get it’ and that’s what makes them a pleasure to work with!’ 

Olivia Rainford, Senior Manager – Alumni Relations

Irons unplugged – students and fast fashion

Irons unplugged – students and fast fashion

To explore the lives of students in a world of fast fashion we took a trip down student street and asked them one simple question: ‘can we see your iron?’. Check out what happened in our video below. Here's some snapshots from behind the scenes:
Great Expectations at The University of Greenwich

Great Expectations at The University of Greenwich

Following the success of our first project with the University of Greenwich, we were on campus again at the start of the academic year filming first-year students as they arrived at the start of their student journeys. This 'Great Expectations' project saw the Alterline team filming across London from meeting international students as they arrived at Heathrow to interviewing nursing…