Universities

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,…
New project on clearing choices for student recruitment teams

New project on clearing choices for student recruitment teams

Don’t miss out on our new collaborative research opportunity. The competitive nature of student recruitment has increased dramatically in the past decade and, in recent years, ‘clearing’ is playing an increasingly important role. Knowing how to better influence decisions at this critical and pressured time will help universities plan for their clearing activity and maximise their return on their investment.
The boundaries of cheating and plagiarism

The boundaries of cheating and plagiarism

Students are under pressure. Students’ and parents’ expectations of university; the balancing of social and academic life; the fear of not achieving their expected grades, and the potential impact of that on their future employment prospects are all factors that can lead to students seeking uncharacteristic pathways to survive and succeed. The attraction of “cheating” should not be underestimated. Alterline…
Is the strength of your alumni relationships based on the value of the exchange?

Is the strength of your alumni relationships based on the value of the exchange?

I’ve spent some time recently meeting university alumni teams discussing some of the challenges they face in today’s climate with higher education under increased scrutiny and pressure. We talked about current approaches to encouraging recent graduates to join the alumni fold; recruiting older graduates to be active alumni and finding the best way of reaching out to them if email…
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Student to graduate

"I feel so lucky to have graduated today because there are so many people in the world without an education. I wish there was less emphasis on drinking and more on meeting people on a real level. I grew up in social housing it’s been really interesting meeting people from such different backgrounds; it’s a real eye opener." “The first…

Growing up with Cystic Fibrosis: My student experience

Being a student is a life changing experience for everyone; but Jodie's university years have been particularly unique. In our short film 'Growing up with cystic fibrosis', we explore Jodie’s student experience following her life-changing lung transplant at the age of 18. For information on joining the Organ Donor register please click here. Jodie spent a day with Noz and Meg from our team earlier…
Dear future Prime Minister

Dear future Prime Minister

In the run up to the General Election in May 2015, we asked students ‘What should the party leaders do for you?’. From university fees to privatisation of the NHS, the students we spoke to definitely had an opinion on UK politics and what a future Prime Minister should do for them. Check out what they had to say: @natalieben…

New project announcement:

Alumni Relations at London South Bank University

London South Bank University’s Alumni Relations team want to position themselves as a key player in delivering the university’s corporate plan. To inform this process, Alterline has been commissioned to help them explore what successful alumni engagement looks like to their internal stakeholders and to better understand and segment their alumni population.

‘We’re delighted to be working with Alterline for this project. Having worked with the team before at other organisations I know they will bring a fantastic level of analysis and interpretation to their findings. There’s a huge amount of potential for us at LSBU to help increase the impact of our alumni in the world and the work with Alterline will help us ensure we’re heading in the right direction. The team ‘get it’ and that’s what makes them a pleasure to work with!’ 

Olivia Rainford, Senior Manager – Alumni Relations

Irons unplugged – students and fast fashion

Irons unplugged – students and fast fashion

To explore the lives of students in a world of fast fashion we took a trip down student street and asked them one simple question: ‘can we see your iron?’. Check out what happened in our video below. Here's some snapshots from behind the scenes: