There is still time to join the second wave of International Students survey

International student choice and decision-making

We are currently running the second wave of our annual survey among new international students at UK Higher Education Institutions. The British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign are supporting the research again. This survey explores the student customer journey, decision making process and the UK’s perceived competitive strengths and weaknesses as a study destination. More than 70 UK HEIs took part in last year’s research and we have already more than 50 institutions on board this year.

Participation is completely free and requires simply sharing a link to an online survey with new international students registered at your HEI.

Each participating institution will receive a free summary report with opportunity for in-depth analysis by institution, national group etc.


  • Circulate the survey URL to international students asap
  • The survey will remain open until 24th January 2016
  • Student winners will be drawn and notified by 29th January, 2016
  • Summary reporting will be available by end February, 2016


Chart 1What is the benefit to your institution?  

This is a unique opportunity to get valuable insight into your student base. You will receive a report of the headline findings free of charge. The report from 2014 is accessible here. In addition, there is an opportunity for institution specific analysis, depending on the number of respondents from your institution.


What is the benefit for the students?

Participating students will be given the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win 2 iPads, worth £700 each.

How does it work?

Simply contact us and we will provide you with a link to the online survey which you can share with your new International students via your own communication channels.

There are no data protection issues as we will not have access to your students’ details.

Any personal data collected will be with the consent of participating students and will be used only to identify the winners of the prize draw. Research Stories abides by the Market Research Society (MRS) Code of Conduct and we are corporate members of the MRS.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or to request the survey link.