New project: Enhancing PhD recruitment

New project: Enhancing PhD recruitment

We know applying for a PhD can be complex, daunting, challenging and exciting all at the same time. Rather than a purely rational process, choices are shaped by a series of conscious and unconscious decisions taken over a period of years. This unique collaborative insight project will generate fresh qualitative intelligence to help teams approach recruitment of Postgraduate Researchers (PhDs)…
Intelligence to support UG and PG recruitment during Covid-19

Intelligence to support UG and PG recruitment during Covid-19

With so many unknowns about next academic year during the COVID-19 crisis, we've been working with our university recruitment and insight community to develop a series of complementary services which will deliver rapid intelligence to protect your income for the next, and future, academic years. Find out more.
Testing expectations of ‘new normal’ teaching and learning and student experience during COVID-19

Testing expectations of ‘new normal’ teaching and learning and student experience during COVID-19

Our 'Testing expectations of new normal' project is being developed with Surrey Students' Union and is available to join now. Take part to act on rapid intelligence about students’ perceptions of the potential ‘new normal’ models of delivery which may be put in place during the COVID-19 crisis, include student voice in your planning and decision-making, and compare your findings…
Fantastic start to library and student wellbeing project

Fantastic start to library and student wellbeing project

In our ongoing work with university libraries it's become clear that there's a need to better understand the positive role libraries can play in student wellbeing. Just before Christmas, we ran a workshop that brought together  representatives from five University libraries alongside our student experience insight team to shape a new collaborative project that will offer fresh insight into this…
Research-led strategy secures over £400,000 investment for Westminster Students’ Union

Research-led strategy secures over £400,000 investment for Westminster Students’ Union

A new strategic plan at Westminster Students’ Union is leading to big improvements for students. The new strategy has been built upon intelligence generated by Alterline into the lives and needs of students’ and has already secured over £400,000 investment to improve the social spaces on offer at one of the Unions central London locations. Alterline's intelligence report highlighted a…
Students’ Unions and their role in student wellbeing

Students’ Unions and their role in student wellbeing

Rightly much attention is currently being paid to the issue of mental health on campuses with many new policies and initiatives, both nationally and locally. Students’ unions are keen to play their part and do all they can to contribute to members’ wellbeing and yet when it comes to practical actions many unions find themselves under resourced to meet the…
Are university libraries perfectly placed to influence student wellbeing?

Are university libraries perfectly placed to influence student wellbeing?

Student wellbeing hit the headlines again last week as mental health campaigner and former health minister Sir Norman Lamb revealed a "complex and fragmented" picture of mental health provision across UK universities with many institutions not monitoring how well services were used, or whether they were actually meeting the needs of students[1]. Findings from our ‘Being well, doing well’ study,…
Being well, doing well student union collaboration re-launched for 19/20

Being well, doing well student union collaboration re-launched for 19/20

In 2017-18, Alterline’s ‘Being well, doing well’ project brought together 14 students’ unions  to develop robust and insightful evidence about student mental health and wellbeing. In 2019-20, we plan to continue to build on the evidence gathered to date and unions can join now.