Services

Alterline is an insight and intelligence agency specialising in higher education.  Over the past eight years we have worked on over 60 university campuses in the UK and Ireland to drive positive change. Our ground-breaking ‘University Futures’ and 'Pulse' series are bringing clients together to work on common challenges. Building communities of best practice around insight and intelligence tools, our work offers opportunities for shared learning and collaboration and is leading to practical action and exciting innovations.

Below you will find an overview of our current live projects and services that you can join today.

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Student recruitment

UK universities offer scholarships to the value of many millions of pounds to attract both home and international postgraduate students and yet do we really know their impact? What influence does the offer of a scholarship really make?

In recent years, ‘clearing’ is playing an increasingly important role in the recruitment strategies of more institutions. Knowing how to better influence decisions at this critical and pressured time will help universities plan for their clearing activity and maximise the return on their investment.

Widening access and participation

The Office for Students has set ambitious targets to achieve equality of opportunity in higher education.This project will bring together a select group of universities at the forefront of widening participation work in the sector to understand these complex issues, and make progress towards eliminating the gaps.

The Office for Students has set ambitious targets to achieve equality of opportunity in higher education. Our Student Recruitment Pulse, focussing on Widening Participation, provides the intelligence and insight which recruitment, outreach and widening participation teams need to shape their recruitment offer for widening access applicant groups.

Libraries

Library Life Pulse helps university libraries to understand the changing needs, behaviours and library experiences of their users. Our community of members use the intelligence and insight from the Pulse to drive positive changes in their services, and increase their impact on students’ lives.

Student wellbeing is an increasingly important issue for universities and as a central part of all students’ journeys, libraries play an important role in this aspect of students’ lives. New evidence about students’ experiences and their expectations of university libraries in relation to wellbeing will help support libraries to develop their own evidence-based, strategic response to this important issue.

Estates, accommodation and commercial services

Student Life Pulse: Accommodation

Prioritise action and investment in your student accommodation, facilities and ‘res life’ services by understanding the key drivers of your students' satisfaction and knowing where improvements are needed.

Open to university and private student accommodation providers, this project and will offer fresh insight into future students’ expectations, preferences and hopes for their student accommodation.

In recent years, ‘clearing’ is playing an increasingly important role in the recruitment strategies of more institutions. Knowing how to better influence decisions at this critical and pressured time will help universities plan for their clearing activity and maximise the return on their investment.

Student experience, teaching and learning

Intelligence on students’ real life experiences of cheating and plagiarism to further inform, frame and action policies and practices that will help students better understand the “rules” of academic study and reduce the number of disciplinary cases.

Alumni engagement

Alterline's Alumni Life Pulse survey provides the intelligence and insight alumni teams need to drive alumni engagement.

Students' unions

Students’ unions have a critical role to play in enhancing the student experience and representing their members.  Student Life Pulse captures monthly insight into the changing lives, needs, behaviours and experiences of your students. Our community of unions use the intelligence generated to drive strategic development, improve their services, inform representation and campaigns, and ultimately, increase their impact on students’ lives.