Student Life Pulse

The Student Life Pulse provides monthly insight into your students’ lives and experiences. The Pulse is designed to help you...


How will the 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:



  • £950 per quarter (£3,800 per year)
  • Includes everything you need to get started: the design, promotion and management of your survey, and quarterly reports.


  • £1,475 per quarter (£5,900 per year)
  • Builds in advanced analytics including demographics, segment analysis of pre-existing segments, Key Driver Analysis and wordclouds of open-ends.


  • £2,850 per quarter (£11,400 per year)
  • Includes everything from the core package plus our full, expert interpretation of your results alongside strategic recommendations.

Interested in joining wave 2?

Year 1 prices are fixed for unions that join before 17th November 2017, with the next wave of surveying beginning in January 2018.


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