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How are prospective students’ views on university accommodation changing?

How are prospective students’ views on university accommodation changing?

by Ellie Wall. Marketing Intern, Alterline. With the current COVID restrictions resulting in fewer nights out and more nights in, making the right decision about where to live whilst at university is now more important than ever. We know from previous Alterline research that 74% of prospective students say the accommodation offered by a university would influence their choice of…
How much do parents influence university accommodation decision-making?

How much do parents influence university accommodation decision-making?

by Sharon Steele - Marketing & Client Communities Director, Alterline. I know from my own experience that, whilst the thought of your child moving away from home and gaining independence at university can be difficult to come to terms with, you nevertheless support their choices and transition as much as you possibly can, especially regarding their living arrangements. My experience…
What’s Influencing 2021 Postgraduate Recruitment?

What’s Influencing 2021 Postgraduate Recruitment?

Postgraduate students make up almost a quarter of all students in the UK, but they rarely attract the level of attention and priority that their numbers demand.  Amidst the tough decision making about university recruitment and academic scheduling earlier in the Covid pandemic, it was unsurprising to see the announcements being made about pausing postgraduate course recruitment and deferring September…
The rising need for student mental health and wellbeing support

The rising need for student mental health and wellbeing support

Student mental health and wellbeing have been high on the university agenda since it was recognised that there appeared to be higher levels of mental distress amongst students compared to their non-student peers.[1] Coupled with the intimate link between achieving academic success and strong mental health, the case for university and students’ unions’ teams to focus on developing their wellbeing…