Student Life Pulse – Monthly insight for Student Unions
  • January 30, 2018

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?


  • 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 reflect your strategy, students and union


  • Each month, a sample of students are invited to take part by email
  • Either you can promote the survey using our comms pack, or you can share student data with us and we’ll handle everything


  • Each quarter, you’ll receive a report building up a monthly picture of students’ lives and experiences of your union
  • Different packages offer increasing levels of data analysis and interpretation of results to suit your needs

Current Student Life Pulse partners:Student Life Pulse - current participants

The Student Life Pulse covers:

Key Research Benefits:

More real-time

  • Month-on-month insight into students’ lives and regular data on student experience

More strategic

  • A home for all your survey research. Combine all your ad-hoc surveys in one place

Reduce survey fatigue

  • Each student is only asked to complete a survey once per year, reducing oversurveying and survey fatigue

Benchmarked results

  • New sector benchmarks to enable collaboration and shared learning amongst Pulse partners

Independent expertise

  • Benefit from the expertise, credibility and additional resource an external agency can bring


There are different three-year packages available to suit your budget and needs:Student Life Pulse Costs



  • Includes everything you need to get started: the design, promotion and management of your survey, and quarterly reports.


  • Builds in advanced analytics including demographics, segment analysis of pre-existing segments, Key Driver Analysis and wordclouds of open-ends.


  • Includes everything from the core package plus our full, expert interpretation of your results alongside strategic recommendations.

Interested in joining wave 2?

Applicants must join at the end of each quarter to allow for benchmarking.

Applications open:      26th March 2018

Applications close:      27th April 2018.

For more information and to secure your place contact: Neesha Patel, Solutions Lead, Alterline 0161 605 0862