Alterline is an insight and intelligence agency specialising in higher education. Over the past eight years we have worked on over 70 university campuses in the UK and Ireland to drive positive change. Our ground-breaking ‘University Futures’ and ‘Pulse’ series are bringing clients together to work on common challenges. Building communities of best practice around insight and intelligence tools, our work offers opportunities for shared learning and collaboration and is leading to practical action and exciting innovations.
Below you will find an overview of our current live projects and services that you can join today.
Student experience and wellbeing
In 2017-18, Alterline’s first ‘Being Well, Doing Well’ project brought together 14 students’ unions to develop robust and insightful evidence about student mental health and wellbeing. The mixed-method study, became one of the largest of its kind with just under 13,000 students completing our survey. In 2019-20, we continued to build on the evidence gathered to date and worked with a further 6 student’s union/university teams. 6,165 of their students completed the survey between 14th November 2019 and 10th June 2020 – the majority taking place in advance of the March Covid-19 lockdown.
At this time of unprecedented pressure on students’ mental health and wellbeing we have been asked to offer the opportunity to gather this insight again so union and university teams can best understand the current pressures and priority support needs of their students this academic year. This insight will help institutions develop timely solutions, services and communications whilst demonstrating their commitment to listening to their students. Join now to attend our workshop event on 6th November 2020.
A series of complementary UG and PG intelligence services which will deliver rapid intelligence to protect your income for the next, and future, academic years.
Fresh qualitative intelligence to help teams approach Postgraduate Researcher (PhD) recruitment in a smarter, more effective way. Inform your PGR recruitment strategy and enhance the effectiveness of your marketing, communications and engagement with prospective postgraduate researchers. Join now to attend the concluding findings and action workshop on 4th November 2020.
Enhance your mature student recruitment. Fresh intelligence to help marketing and recruitment teams engage in a more sophisticated way with this unique audience. Join now to attend the concluding findings and action workshop late November 2020.
Widening access and participation
The Office for Students has set ambitious targets to achieve equality of opportunity in higher education. This project will bring together a select group of universities at the forefront of widening participation work in the sector to understand these complex issues, and make progress towards eliminating the gaps.
Library Life Pulse helps university libraries to understand the changing needs, behaviours and library experiences of their users. Our community of members use the intelligence and insight from the Pulse to drive positive changes in their services, and increase their impact on students’ lives.
Estates, Accommodation and Commercial Services
With students having taken up their places at university for 2020, the first term has already seen many new challenges for students and accommodation providers alike. Our independent ‘settling in’ survey will provide accommodation teams with robust, balanced evidence to support your continued planning and provision.
Prioritise action and investment in your student accommodation, facilities and ‘res life’ services by understanding the key drivers of your students’ satisfaction and knowing where improvements are needed.
Students’ unions have a critical role to play in enhancing the student experience and representing their members. Student Life Pulse captures monthly insight into the changing lives, needs, behaviours and experiences of your students. Our community of unions use the intelligence generated to drive strategic development, improve their services, inform representation and campaigns, and ultimately, increase their impact on students’ lives.