Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSun, 22 Oct 2017 05:41:33 BST New Study Suggests Behaviour of UK Schoolgirls Has Worsened A survey of teachers, heads and other school staff in the UK suggests that girls' behaviour in the classroom has deteriorated in the last two years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Study-Suggests-Behaviour-of-UK-Schoolgirls-Has-Worsened-00070 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Study-Suggests-Behaviour-of-UK-Schoolgirls-Has-Worsened-00070 Survey Suggests Autopilot Action Can Be Used to Protect Children A survey carried out by the Child Accident Prevention Trust on more than 5,000 adults has discovered that most people spend a great deal of their lives on 'autopilot' - eight out of 10 admitted to carrying out many tasks without any conscious thought. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Autopilot-Action-Can-Be-Used-to-Protect-Children-00111 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Autopilot-Action-Can-Be-Used-to-Protect-Children-00111 Research Suggests Britons Opposed To Raising Tuition Fees A survey of 2767 adults, carried out by YouGov, has shown that around half (46%) of British people believe that the proportion of young people who go on to university from further education is too high. A quarter (23%) feel the number going to university is correct, while just 13% feel too few are attending. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-Britons-Opposed-To-Raising-Tuition-Fees-00154 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Suggests-Britons-Opposed-To-Raising-Tuition-Fees-00154 National Literacy Study Finds UK Children Not Reading Enough Books A survey by The National Literacy Trust on has found that children much prefer reading emails and text messages to books. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/National-Literacy-Study-Finds-UK-Children-Not-Reading-Enough-Books-00158 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/National-Literacy-Study-Finds-UK-Children-Not-Reading-Enough-Books-00158 Poll Finds Majority of Britons Blame Poor Parenting and Lack of Discipline for Riots A poll on behalf of the Metro newspaper has revealed that the British public blames poor parenting and lack of discipline at school for the recent riots that shook the UK, rather than police harassment or poverty gaps. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-Majority-of-Britons-Blame-Poor-Parenting-and-Lack-of-Discipline-for-Riots-00164 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Finds-Majority-of-Britons-Blame-Poor-Parenting-and-Lack-of-Discipline-for-Riots-00164 Poll Discovers UK Kids Have Good Tech Skills but Alarming Gaps in Mundane Tasks A survey by Kelkoo, which posed a wide range of questions to 1,057 parents to learn about the daily activities and capabilities of children, has revealed some curious anomalies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Discovers-UK-Kids-Have-Good-Tech-Skills-but-Alarming-Gaps-in-Mundane-Tasks-00168 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Discovers-UK-Kids-Have-Good-Tech-Skills-but-Alarming-Gaps-in-Mundane-Tasks-00168 Survey Reveals the Books Britons Love Most A poll of more than 6,000 Britons for World Book Night has uncovered the nation's best-loved books, with Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird topping the list. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-Books-Britons-Love-Most-00177 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-the-Books-Britons-Love-Most-00177 Majority of Parents and Children Want Tougher Discipline in UK Schools A survey by The Times Educational Supplement has revealed that both parents and schoolchildren have voted for teachers to take tougher measures when it comes to classroom discipline http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Parents-and-Children-Want-Tougher-Discipline-in-UK-Schools-00179 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Parents-and-Children-Want-Tougher-Discipline-in-UK-Schools-00179 Survey Discovers Major Loss of English Words in Favour of Text Speak To mark the launch of a book which tells the story of language called Planet Word, researchers surveyed 2,000 adults on their use of words. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Major-Loss-of-English-Words-in-Favour-of-Text-Speak-00214 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Major-Loss-of-English-Words-in-Favour-of-Text-Speak-00214 Sainsburys Survey Shows Many Britons Waste Food In an effort to help reduce the amount of food waste created in the UK, grocery retailer Sainsbury's has completed a survey of 2,000 Britons to better understand consumer shopping and food binning habits. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sainsburys-Survey-Shows-Many-Britons-Waste-Food-00221 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sainsburys-Survey-Shows-Many-Britons-Waste-Food-00221 Survey Uncovers Massive Gap in Childrens Christmas Knowledge According to a recent survey of 1,000 British kids between the ages of five and seven by Woolworths.co.uk, Christmas is largely meaningless to the new generation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Uncovers-Massive-Gap-in-Childrens-Christmas-Knowledge-00257 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Uncovers-Massive-Gap-in-Childrens-Christmas-Knowledge-00257 Survey Finds UK Parents Not Implementing Online Safeguards for Their Kids A Virgin Media survey has revealed that more than one-third of the British parents who are planning to buy their children a computer this Christmas have not given any thought to parental control software for online protection. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Parents-Not-Implementing-Online-Safeguards-for-Their-Kids-00259 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Parents-Not-Implementing-Online-Safeguards-for-Their-Kids-00259 Survey Discovers Kids Turn to Search Engines Instead of Parents A survey by Birmingham Science City has shown that UK kids prefer using online search engines when they have a question instead of asking their parents or teachers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Kids-Turn-to-Search-Engines-Instead-of-Parents-00311 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Kids-Turn-to-Search-Engines-Instead-of-Parents-00311 Market Research Finds Young Children Increasingly Using Gadgets A survey of 2,000 parents commissioned by Leapfrog has uncovered the technology usage of British children aged ten and under. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Young-Children-Increasingly-Using-Gadgets-00315 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Young-Children-Increasingly-Using-Gadgets-00315 Shocking Poll Discovers Many Britons Clueless About World Geography A survey of 1,318 UK adults by online travel agent www.sunshine.co.uk has discovered an alarming ignorance amongst Britons when it comes to capital cities around the world. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shocking-Poll-Discovers-Many-Britons-Clueless-About-World-Geography-00334 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Shocking-Poll-Discovers-Many-Britons-Clueless-About-World-Geography-00334 Survey finds Dundee University provides best student experience A recent survey has found that students at the University of Dundee enjoy the best quality of university life within the UK. The Times Higher Education magazine's annual poll was based on the opinions of over 14,000 UK undergraduates. Students were asked to score their experience of university life across 21 categories, including the quality of lectures, social life and accommodation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Dundee-University-provides-best-student-experience-00345 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Dundee-University-provides-best-student-experience-00345 Survey Gives Insight into Education Gaps of Spell-Check Generation A survey of 2,000 UK adults commissioned by learning disability charity Mencap has shown that the frequent use of computer spell checks and auto-correct functions while writing emails and documents is giving rise to a significant portion of Britons who are unable to manually spell common words. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Gives-Insight-into-Education-Gaps-of-Spell-Check-Generation-00368 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Gives-Insight-into-Education-Gaps-of-Spell-Check-Generation-00368 Market Research Finds Alarming Gaps in School Leaver Skills A survey of 542 companies by the CBI employers' group and Pearson UK has found little improvement in the basic skills of school leavers over the past decade and a major lack in their education abilities. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Alarming-Gaps-in-School-Leaver-Skills-00387 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Alarming-Gaps-in-School-Leaver-Skills-00387 Market Research Finds UK Teachers Worried about Childrens Lack of Reading Market research carried out for publishing company Pearson, which questioned 410 secondary school English teachers in the UK, has found concern over how little pupils spend reading outside the classroom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-UK-Teachers-Worried-about-Childrens-Lack-of-Reading-00405 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-UK-Teachers-Worried-about-Childrens-Lack-of-Reading-00405 Poll of UK Teachers Finds Improvement in Pupil Behaviour According to a new government study which surveyed 1,600 teachers in the UK, pupil behaviour has improved compared to four years ago. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-of-UK-Teachers-Finds-Improvement-in-Pupil-Behaviour-00787 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-of-UK-Teachers-Finds-Improvement-in-Pupil-Behaviour-00787 Research Finds Disturbing Lack of Secondary School Resources For Visually Impaired Children Research commissioned by the Royal National Institute of the Blind and carried out by LISU has shown a huge lack of resources for visually impaired children in secondary schools. There are 20,000 children in the UK aged 5-16 who suffer from some form of visual impairment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Disturbing-Lack-of-Secondary-School-Resources-For-Visually-Impaired-Children-00796 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Finds-Disturbing-Lack-of-Secondary-School-Resources-For-Visually-Impaired-Children-00796 Survey Finds Scottish Teachers One of Hardest Workers in the World A global survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which measured how hard education professionals work, has found that Scottish teachers have one of the heaviest workloads in the world. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Scottish-Teachers-One-of-Hardest-Workers-in-the-World-00885 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Scottish-Teachers-One-of-Hardest-Workers-in-the-World-00885 Market Research Finds IT Investment Boost in UK Schools A survey by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has now seen an increase in IT spending by UK schools for the first time since 2009. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-IT-Investment-Boost-in-UK-Schools-00904 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-IT-Investment-Boost-in-UK-Schools-00904 Survey Finds Pupil Premium is 'Failing to Raise Standards' in Schools A survey of 262 schools carried out by Ofsted, the official body for inspecting schools, has revealed that just one-in-ten schools questioned felt that the cash ' worth £1.25 billion nationally ' was having a 'significant' effect on the quality of education. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Pupil-Premium-is-Failing-to-Raise-Standards-in-Schools-00905 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Pupil-Premium-is-Failing-to-Raise-Standards-in-Schools-00905 Market Research Finds 11-Plus Failure Influenced Uptake of Education In Later Life New research by Love to Learn, a website offering online courses for adults aged 50-plus, has shown that the legacy of grammar school entrance exams continued to have a powerful impact on people 40 years on. The research was carried out with more than 1000 people aged over 50. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-11-Plus-Failure-Influenced-Uptake-of-Education-In-Later-Life-00906 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-11-Plus-Failure-Influenced-Uptake-of-Education-In-Later-Life-00906 Poll Discovers UK Student Satisfaction The National Student Survey, commissioned annually by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), has discovered that 85% of UK students are content with their university courses. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Discovers-UK-Student-Satisfaction-00911 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Discovers-UK-Student-Satisfaction-00911 Survey Finds Many Britons Clueless about Shakespeare Market research has shown that many Britons, especially younger children, are lacking in knowledge about a personas important to English culture as Shakespeare. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Many-Britons-Clueless-about-Shakespeare-00918 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Many-Britons-Clueless-about-Shakespeare-00918 Euro Survey Finds British Academics Have Highest Dissatisfaction Levels http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Euro-Survey-Finds-British-Academics-Have-Highest-Dissatisfaction-Levels-00934 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Euro-Survey-Finds-British-Academics-Have-Highest-Dissatisfaction-Levels-00934 Poll Shows Britons Want Improved Manners amongst Kids http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Shows-Britons-Want-Improved-Manners-amongst-Kids-00939 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Shows-Britons-Want-Improved-Manners-amongst-Kids-00939 Poll Reveals Money Worries Means One in Three Students Can Not Sleep A recent study conducted by the student discount website studentbeans.com has found that nearly a third (32%) of students suffer from sleep deprivation as a result of financial worries. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Reveals-Money-Worries-Means-One-in-Three-Students-Cant-Sleep-00942 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Reveals-Money-Worries-Means-One-in-Three-Students-Cant-Sleep-00942 Poll Reveals Children Read Fewer Bedtime Stories Research carried out by YouGov for education publishers Pearson has revealed that nearly a third of parents read a bedtime story to their child once a week or less. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Reveals-Children-Read-Fewer-Bedtime-Stories-00948 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poll-Reveals-Children-Read-Fewer-Bedtime-Stories-00948 Research Discovers Children Want to Know More About Nature A poll of 1,000 children aged between 7 and 14, carried out by The Co-operative, revealed that 75% of the nation's children want to be educated more about wildlife and nature. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Discovers-Children-Want-to-Know-More-About-Nature-00949 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Discovers-Children-Want-to-Know-More-About-Nature-00949 Global Poll Sees UK Voted Safest Place to Study http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Poll-Sees-UK-Voted-Safest-Place-to-Study-00953 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Poll-Sees-UK-Voted-Safest-Place-to-Study-00953 Market Research Shows Teenage Britons Want Improved IT Education http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Teenage-Britons-Want-Improved-IT-Education-00963 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Teenage-Britons-Want-Improved-IT-Education-00963 Jamie Oliver Urges Action On New School Dinner Survey Results A poll recently conducted by the Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA), and the online dinner money company ParentPay, has shown that parents want school dinners across all the UK's schools to adhere to the same standards. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Jamie-Oliver-Urges-Action-On-New-School-Dinner-Survey-Results-00968 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Jamie-Oliver-Urges-Action-On-New-School-Dinner-Survey-Results-00968 Children Hiding Talents At School To Avoid Bullies An online survey has revealed that nearly half of UK children have hidden, or attempted to hide, their talent in the classroom for fear of being bullied. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-Hiding-Talents-At-School-To-Avoid-Bullies-01000 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-Hiding-Talents-At-School-To-Avoid-Bullies-01000 International Survey Measures Key Levels of Performance in UK Schools http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/International-Survey-Measures-Key-Levels-of-Performance-in-UK-Schools-01040 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/International-Survey-Measures-Key-Levels-of-Performance-in-UK-Schools-01040 Survey Finds Drop in Book Reading Amongst Britons http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Drop-in-Book-Reading-Amongst-Britons-01107 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Drop-in-Book-Reading-Amongst-Britons-01107 Education Sector Market Research Shows Private Tuition Booming in UK A survey by EdPLace, a provider of subscription based education resources for parents, suggests that UK parents now spend £6 billion per year on private tuition for their children. The results also showed that more than a quarter of famillies now use private tutors in some way in order to give their children additional support. The average cost per hour is around £22, meaning that the average annual spend is £2,758 per child. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-Sector-Market-Research-Shows-Private-Tuition-Booming-in-UK-01182 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-Sector-Market-Research-Shows-Private-Tuition-Booming-in-UK-01182 Market Research Shows Employers Calling For Graduates With Work Experience An education survey of 18,000 university leavers undertaken by The High Fliers has discovered that university graduates who have had internships are three times as likely to land jobs. Findings show that over one third of job applicants who have done an internship or other vacation work with a graduate employer had at least one job offer by March 2013 as opposed to just 11% of applicants with no career-related work experience. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Employers-Calling-For-Graduates-With-Work-Experience-01207 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Employers-Calling-For-Graduates-With-Work-Experience-01207 Market Research Finds University Offers Ignore Social Background Market research findings suggest that many UK universities do not consider candidates' backgrounds when offering places; it is the government who wants universities to broaden access into higher education which it is felt should include poorer students. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-University-Offers-Ignore-Social-Background-01210 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-University-Offers-Ignore-Social-Background-01210 Market Research Study Reveals Child Confusion Over Food The study, which questioned 27,500 pupils, undertaken by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) discovered that almost a third of UK primary pupils believe cheese is made from plants whilst a quarter think fish fingers come from chicken or pigs. The study continues with more astonishing figures, including the finding that nearly one in ten secondary pupils think that tomatoes grow underground and a third of five to eight year olds thinking that pasta and bread is made from meat. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Reveals-Child-Confusion-Over-Food-01218 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Reveals-Child-Confusion-Over-Food-01218 Survey Finds Graduate Hiring at Highest Level Since 2008 The survey, conducted by High Fliers Research, looked at the 100 largest organisations recruiting graduates ' including Apple, Oxfam, Marks and Spence and MI5 ' has found a 4.6% increase in hiring, raising graduate recruitment levels to their highest since 2008. However, whilst there are more jobs for graduates the median starting salary at the UK's leading graduate employers in 2013 remains unchanged at £29,000, the same as it was between 2010 and 2011. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Graduate-Hiring-at-Highest-Level-Since-2008-01228 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Graduate-Hiring-at-Highest-Level-Since-2008-01228 Market Research Reveals Oxbridge Universities Outperformed in Terms of Graduate Employment A Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) survey reveals that Oxford and Cambridge were out performed when it came to securing jobs or places on postgrad courses last year by students from Robert Gordon, Glasgow Caledonian and Derby Universities. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Oxbridge-Universities-Outperformed-in-Terms-of-Graduate-Employment-01237 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Oxbridge-Universities-Outperformed-in-Terms-of-Graduate-Employment-01237 UNESCO Study Shows Affects of Global Conflict on Education A study launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO) shows that globally the number of children out of school has fallen from 60 million in 2008 to 57 million in 2011. However, the study does shows that children who live in conflict affected countries now make up half (50%) of children who are denied an education, up from around two fifths (42%) in 2008. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UNESCO-Study-Shows-Affects-of-Global-Conflict-on-Education-01244 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UNESCO-Study-Shows-Affects-of-Global-Conflict-on-Education-01244 US Market Research Survey Shows Increase in Students Using Digital Devices CourseSmart, a leading Educational Services Platform, has recently released the latest version of the Education and Technology survey. The survey, which was fielded by Wakefield Research, an independent research consultancy, surveyed more than 500 currently enrolled US college students. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Increase-in-Students-Using-Digital-Devices-01254 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-Market-Research-Survey-Shows-Increase-in-Students-Using-Digital-Devices-01254 Market Research: Seven Tenths of People Helping Pay for US College Worried about Financial Burden GfK North America recently conducted a US nationwide survey for MainStreet, a leading digital financial media company. Research findings show that one in three adults is currently helping or planning to help pay for a child's higher education, and that seven tenths (71%) are worried about how they will cover the costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Seven-Tenths-of-People-Helping-Pay-for-US-College-Worried-about-Financial-Burden-01264 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Seven-Tenths-of-People-Helping-Pay-for-US-College-Worried-about-Financial-Burden-01264 Market Research Survey of Primary School Parents Shows A Quarter Pay For Holiday Tutoring http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-of-Primary-School-Parents-Shows-A-Quarter-Pay-For-Holiday-Tutoring-01265 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-of-Primary-School-Parents-Shows-A-Quarter-Pay-For-Holiday-Tutoring-01265 More pupils taking GCSEs earlier, says Market Research For Education Regulator Ofqual Recent figures released by BBC Watchdog reveal that there were more pupils taking GCSE's earlier than the usual 16-year-old age group. In GCSE maths, the number of younger students rose five percentage points last year to just over a fifth (23%), whilst GCSE English saw an increase of three percentage points to a tenth (11%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-pupils-taking-GCSEs-earlier-says-Market-Research-For-Education-Regulator-Ofqual-01272 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-pupils-taking-GCSEs-earlier-says-Market-Research-For-Education-Regulator-Ofqual-01272 New Education Sector Market Research Suggests Students Wary of Costs of Postgraduate Study A survey of more than 1,100 UK students has found that two thirds do not believe that continuing with further study is worth the cost. Only a little over a third (35%) of respondents in their second or third years at university, said that they agreed that getting a postgraduate degree would give them good value for money. One respondent described studying at postgraduate level as an 'unaffordable luxury'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Education-Sector-Market-Research-Suggests-Students-Wary-of-Costs-of-Postgraduate-Study-01276 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Education-Sector-Market-Research-Suggests-Students-Wary-of-Costs-of-Postgraduate-Study-01276 A-Level Results Show Fall In Top Grades For Second Consecutive Year After years of annual increases, the proportion of students achieving the top A-Level grades has fallen for a second consecutive year. In 2013, a little over a quarter (26.3%) of exam entries were awarded A or A* grades. In 2012 the figure was 26.6%, whilst in 2011 the figure was 27%. Despite the fall in top-end achievement, the overall pass rate has risen once again, as it has done for the past three decades. The overall pass rate now stands at 98.1% of entries. Prior to 1982, the pass rate was set at 70% of all those taking the exam. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-Level-Results-Show-Fall-In-Top-Grades-For-Second-Consecutive-Year-01285 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-Level-Results-Show-Fall-In-Top-Grades-For-Second-Consecutive-Year-01285 Market Research Poll Shows High Number of Students Find Clearing Stressful The latest market research poll published by Which? consumer group, found that almost half (48%) of students find the clearing process stressful. Of students, one in six (15%) who find a place via clearing are likely to regret their choice of course, as opposed to less than a tenth (9%) of other students. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Poll-Shows-High-Number-of-Students-Find-Clearing-Stressful-01287 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Poll-Shows-High-Number-of-Students-Find-Clearing-Stressful-01287 Higher Education Statistics Authority Figures Show Rise in Postgraduate Students Taking Foreign Courses Figures from research provided by the Higher Education Statistics Authority suggest that British students are increasingly engaging in a different form of 'gap year' following the end of their time at university. Following their undergraduate studies, many UK students are looking to continue their studies - but are looking to do so at foreign universities, often in the European Union or the European Free Trade Area where education for EU nationals is heavily subsidised. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Higher-Education-Statistics-Authority-Figures-Show-Rise-in-Postgraduate-Students-Taking-Foreign-Courses-01293 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Higher-Education-Statistics-Authority-Figures-Show-Rise-in-Postgraduate-Students-Taking-Foreign-Courses-01293 Survey Reveals GCSE Students Want Good Salary Over Career Helping Others A survey of almost 300 GCSE students, by KPMG, a professional services firm ' revealed that two thirds (66%) put earning a good salary as their top post-school priority, while just over three tenths (35%) said they wanted to go into a career helping others. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-GCSE-Students-Want-Good-Salary-Over-Career-Helping-Others-01294 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-GCSE-Students-Want-Good-Salary-Over-Career-Helping-Others-01294 Market Research Finds Stressed Students Perform Less Well in GCSEs Research in to GCSE attainment has found that students who are concerned about their attainment to the degree that it causes them stress are seemingly more likely to perform worse than those who display fewer signs of stress. In fact, the findings suggest that grades may slip by as much as a grade and a half ' i.e. from an A* to a B.. The research, completed with 325 pupils in North-West England, focussed on teens in the three to four months before taking their GCSE exams and asked them to give their level of agreement with 44 statements which looked at three distinct areas of the run up to GCSE exams ' worries about the exams themselves, confidence in their ability to deal with their concerns and any strategies they used to aid themselves in dealing with these concerns. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Stressed-Students-Perform-Less-Well-in-GCSEs-01306 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Stressed-Students-Perform-Less-Well-in-GCSEs-01306 Survey Reveals Nine in Ten Graduates Found Work Amid Recession A survey of 60,000 graduates, undertaken by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, recently found that more than four fifths (83%) were satisfied with their career, and two-thirds (66%) thought their course had given value for money. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Nine-in-Ten-Graduates-Found-Work-Amid-Recession-01307 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Nine-in-Ten-Graduates-Found-Work-Amid-Recession-01307 Education Survey Shows School Pupils Denied Breakfast A recent study commissioned by Kellogg's, entitled Lost Education, shows a quarter (26%) of state school teachers in England and Wales have seen an increase in the last twelve months of children turning up in class hungry having had no breakfast. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-Survey-Shows-School-Pupils-Denied-Breakfast-01320 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-Survey-Shows-School-Pupils-Denied-Breakfast-01320 Stay At Home Parenting Loses Appeal Among Highly Educated According to a 2,022 person survey, carried out by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC), three quarters (76%) of Canadians believe stay at home parenting is best for children under six. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stay-At-Home-Parenting-Loses-Appeal-Among-Highly-Educated-01335 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Stay-At-Home-Parenting-Loses-Appeal-Among-Highly-Educated-01335 Survey Points To Students Lacking A Sense Of Community - Swapping Partying For Studying In a new study carried out by the National Student Housing Survey it has been suggested that the stereotypical party-loving student culture could be dead. The survey, which polled more than 20,000 students in the spring of this year, has found that students are now working harder than they ever have before to try and get the most out of the university experience which can now cost up to £9,000 a year for tuition fees alone. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Points-To-Students-Lacking-A-Sense-Of-Community-Swapping-Partying-For-Studying-01354 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Points-To-Students-Lacking-A-Sense-Of-Community-Swapping-Partying-For-Studying-01354 Bullying Is Parents Main Fear For Their Kids Research commissioned by the charity Drinkaware has revealed that bullying is parents' biggest fear when their children start secondary school with bullying being a greater concern that alcohol. But their children's' main concern is making the right sort of friends as they make the transition to secondary school. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bullying-Is-Parents-Main-Fear-For-Their-Kids-01382 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Bullying-Is-Parents-Main-Fear-For-Their-Kids-01382 Survey Suggests Scottish Children Are Not That Savvy About Sex Education New research carried out by Ipsos Mori Young People Omnibus Survey has revealed that worryingly twenty seven per cent of pupils believe that when a girl refuses consent to sex she does not always mean it. The poll of over 1,000 pupils in Scotland also found that a third of teenagers don't know the dangers associated with sharing needles. Furthermore almost 20% don't realise that they can avoid contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) by using a condom. Although four fifths (80%) of children remembered being taught about the dangers of illegal drugs, avoiding STIs and safe sex, only two-thirds said they were taught about how to say no to sex and how to avoid catching HIV. Students recalled being taught about Hepatitis C, with 40% saying they remembered this. When students were presented with a statement 'when a girl says no to sex, she always means no", 73% of pupils said it was definitely or probably true. The survey went on to find that 89% agreed that a person could change their mind about having sex at any time, even if they had previously consented to it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Scottish-Children-Are-Not-That-Savvy-About-Sex-Education-01389 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Suggests-Scottish-Children-Are-Not-That-Savvy-About-Sex-Education-01389 Survey Reveals Only One in Ten Teachers Would Vote Conservative According to a recent YouGov survey of more than 800 teachers ' commissioned by the National Union of Teachers ' four out of five (79%) believe that the Coalition government has had a negative impact on the country's education system, while barely one-in-ten (12%) say that they would vote Conservative in a general election. Furthermore, three quarters (74%) of teachers are saying that their morale has been damaged since the last election in 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Only-One-in-Ten-Teachers-Would-Vote-Conservative-01441 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Only-One-in-Ten-Teachers-Would-Vote-Conservative-01441 Study Suggests American Teachers Avoid Social Media Use For Classroom Learning According to a survey released by the University of Phoenix, many teachers are using social networking in their personal lives to connect and communicate with friends and colleagues, but have not incorporated this technology into their interactions with students and parents due to concerns about negative repercussions. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Suggests-American-Teachers-Avoid-Social-Media-Use-For-Classroom-Learning-01447 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Suggests-American-Teachers-Avoid-Social-Media-Use-For-Classroom-Learning-01447 Market Research Predicts more than 10% Growth in Graduate Jobs A survey of employers, published this week, from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) predicts that the number of graduate vacancies they offer in this recruitment round will increase by a tenth (10.3%) compared to last year 'sectors including IT and telecoms, energy and banking and financial services are expected to see double digit growth. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Predicts-more-than-10-Growth-in-Graduate-Jobs-01453 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Predicts-more-than-10-Growth-in-Graduate-Jobs-01453 Study Finds One in Five Teachers Abused Online by Parents and Pupils According to a recent survey by the NASUWT union (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers), one in five (21%) teachers said that negative comments had been posted about them on social media sites and online forums. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-One-in-Five-Teachers-Abused-Online-by-Parents-and-Pupils-01508 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Finds-One-in-Five-Teachers-Abused-Online-by-Parents-and-Pupils-01508 Survey Finds Parents Being Asked to Make Contributions towards Textbooks The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) survey of 500 staff members in English, Welsh and Northern Irish schools has discovered that a quarter (26%) said parents were asked for voluntary contributions towards text or revision books. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Parents-Being-Asked-to-Make-Contributions-towards-Textbooks-01512 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Parents-Being-Asked-to-Make-Contributions-towards-Textbooks-01512 Survey Discovers That Children ‘Not Bothered’ About Winning in School Sports A recent survey commissioned by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Chance to Shine cricket charity, which raised concerns that children are not bothered about competition in sport, found that almost two thirds (64%) of eight to sixteen year olds would not be bothered, would be happier, or would be less anxious if the competitive element was removed from school sport. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-That-Children-Not-Bothered-About-Winning-in-School-Sports-01513 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-That-Children-Not-Bothered-About-Winning-in-School-Sports-01513 Market Research Finds More UK Students Considering Studying Abroad According to research by the British Council, which polled 2,630 students in the UK, two fifths (37%) would take up a degree overseas, compared with a fifth (20%) in a similar poll last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-More-UK-Students-Considering-Studying-Abroad-01520 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-More-UK-Students-Considering-Studying-Abroad-01520 Survey Shows Younger Generations Place More Importance On Career A survey conducted for the University of Southampton shows 16-24 year olds are considerably more career orientated than older generations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Younger-Generations-Place-More-Importance-On-Career-01546 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Younger-Generations-Place-More-Importance-On-Career-01546 Poor White Children Are Consistently The Lowest Performing Group In England A report - Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children ' studied by the Education Select Committee (ESC), has shown that poor white children are consistently the lowest performing group in England. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poor-White-Children-Are-Consistently-The-Lowest-Performing-Group-In-England-01558 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Poor-White-Children-Are-Consistently-The-Lowest-Performing-Group-In-England-01558 41% of UK Firms Say Having Foreign Speaking Employees is Beneficial According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK education system is not producing enough people with the foreign language skills that businesses seek. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/41-of-UK-Firms-Say-Having-Foreign-Speaking-Employees-is-Beneficial-01559 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/41-of-UK-Firms-Say-Having-Foreign-Speaking-Employees-is-Beneficial-01559 Global Education Study Shows Teachers Feel Undervalued A large scale study, conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has shown that over two thirds (69%) of teachers feel their profession is undervalued. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Education-Study-Shows-Teachers-Feel-Undervalued-01564 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Global-Education-Study-Shows-Teachers-Feel-Undervalued-01564 Survey Finds US Voters Willing To Pay More For Faster School Broadband Eighty-three percent of U.S. voters would support efforts to bring higher-speed broadband to schools, while seven-in-ten (69%) would still support it if it meant a US$4-a-year fee on mobile service, according to the study, released by the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, a technology-in-education advocacy group. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-US-Voters-Willing-To-Pay-More-For-Faster-School-Broadband-01574 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-US-Voters-Willing-To-Pay-More-For-Faster-School-Broadband-01574 Study Shows Students Have Unrealistic Job Expectations Findings from the Student Employability Index have suggested that post-graduate students have unrealistic expectations when it comes to job prospects. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Students-Have-Unrealistic-Job-Expectations-01599 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Students-Have-Unrealistic-Job-Expectations-01599 Study Shows Overall University Satisfaction Has Increased Overall university satisfaction levels increased in 2013, according to the Higher Education Funding Council for England's National Student Survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Overall-University-Satisfaction-Has-Increased-01609 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Overall-University-Satisfaction-Has-Increased-01609 UK Graduate Vacancies Expected to Increase, Survey Shows Graduate vacancies in the UK are forecast to increase by an average of 17% this year, with banking or financial services and transport or logistics companies anticipating the steepest growth. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Graduate-Vacancies-Expected-to-Increase-Survey-Shows-01618 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-Graduate-Vacancies-Expected-to-Increase-Survey-Shows-01618 Practical Skills Favoured Over Academic Qualifications, Study Shows According to a recent study, three quarters (75%) of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) rank degrees less highly than they did 10 years ago. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Practical-Skills-Favoured-Over-Academic-Qualifications-Study-Shows-01620 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Practical-Skills-Favoured-Over-Academic-Qualifications-Study-Shows-01620 Study Shows Gender Imbalance for Post-Graduate Salaries There is still a gender imbalance when it comes to post-graduate salaries, according to data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Gender-Imbalance-for-Post-Graduate-Salaries-01627 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Study-Shows-Gender-Imbalance-for-Post-Graduate-Salaries-01627 Survey Finds One in Three Victims of Child Abuse is Male New research findings released by the Barnardo's charity has found that one in three victims of child sexual exploitation is a boy, suggesting the problem is deeper than has previously been thought. The findings, taken from analysis of more than 9,000 records of child exploitation, led Barnardo's to state that schools need to educate male children on the dangers of grooming and exploitation. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-in-Three-Victims-of-Child-Abuse-is-Male-01645 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-One-in-Three-Victims-of-Child-Abuse-is-Male-01645 Market Research Shows English Children Less Happy Than Those In Developing Countries A brand new report, released by The Children's Society, demonstrates that children in England are less happy and satisfied than those living in a number of developing countries ' which include Romania, Brazil and South Africa. In fact, data from the eleven countries polled places English children ninth in terms of wellbeing and happiness ' only better than South Korea and Uganda. The Good Childhood Report considered the particular views of 16, 000 individual children from within a total of eleven countries, and warned that low levels of happiness and wellbeing can impair health, education and family life. Additional data from the survey suggested that across the United Kingdom almost 500,000 youngsters have low levels of wellbeing ' i.e. low levels of happiness and satisfaction. According to these particular figures, one in eight UK children were unhappy using their appearance ' only teenagers living in South Korea were more unhappy when it came this element of their lives. English children were more prone to be positive about their life regarding money and possessions, friendship and home. They ranked sixth out of the 11 countries in these areas. The report found a link between a child's higher level of wellbeing and their circumstances financially, with those suffering the effects of the recession more prone to have a lower level of wellbeing according to the findings. Around a third of the respondents stated that their family has been affected either a 'fair amount' or a 'great deal' from the economic downturn. The report found that teenagers who considered themselves to be poorer were two times as likely to say they were miserable, and nearly three times more prone to say their satisfaction with life was low. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-English-Children-Less-Happy-Than-Those-In-Developing-Countries-01648 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-English-Children-Less-Happy-Than-Those-In-Developing-Countries-01648 Majority of Parents Anxious About Children Starting Primary School, Study Shows More than seven in 10 (71%) parents admitted they are anxious about their child's first day at primary school, with more than one fifth (22%) of this figure 'very anxious' and just less than half (49%) 'a little anxious.' At the other end of the spectrum, one quarter (25%) said they were not anxious - one in 10 (10%) were 'not anxious at all' and around one sixth (15%) were 'not very anxious.' The remaining 4% said they did not know. In addition, nearly half (48%) of the study's participants thought they felt more anxious than their child about starting school - 16% said 'much more anxious' and one third (32%) said 'a little more anxious.' In contrast, around two fifths (42%) believed they were less anxious than their child about starting primary school - three in 10 (29%) said 'about as anxious as my child' and 13% said 'less anxious.' The remaining 10% were unsure. Whether or not their child would make friends (36%) was voted the most concerning factor causing anxiousness. Younger parents (18-24 years old) were noticeably less concerned about their children forging new friendships (10%). Getting settled and into a routine (23%), bullying (19%), that they will grow up too soon (7%), that they will miss them too much (6%), increased academic pressures (4%), the school run (3%) and whether or not their child will eat a proper lunch (1%) also featured as factors warranting anxious feelings. While three quarters (74%) of the survey's respondents said their school or local council provided them with about the right amount of information to help prepare for starting school for the first time, almost one quarter (23%) felt they were not given enough information - this figure was notably higher for participants residing in Scotland (41%) and lower in South West England (8%). Furthermore, more than half (54%) said they would like more support to help themselves and their children start school - two fifths (41%) said 'a little more support' and 13% said 'a lot more support.' Just less than half (46%) said they did not require any more support. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Parents-Anxious-About-Children-Starting-Primary-School-Study-Shows-01655 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Parents-Anxious-About-Children-Starting-Primary-School-Study-Shows-01655 Unwanted Sexual Advances Common in Universities, Market Research Finds One in four university students have experienced unwelcome sexual advances - defined as inappropriate touching and groping - according to the National Student Union's (NUS) survey. For women alone, however, this figure rose to almost two fifths (37%). The study, which was conducted with 2,000 male and female university students, also revealed that around one third of its participants said they had received unwanted sexual comments about their body - this was notably higher for women (37%) than men (12%). Just under one third of the survey's respondents stated they had witnessed a student being harassed based on their gender, with two thirds admitting they had been a bystander to unwanted sexual comments. Three quarters (75%) of the students questioned said they had heard of online communities such as 'Unilad' and 'Lad Bible', with more than six in 10 (63%) of the survey's female respondents putting the misrepresentation of women down to such sites. More than half of the study's participants believed women students were more vulnerable than men. And, finally, six in 10 (60%) students said they did not know of any codes of conduct held by the university they attend which forbid or deter sexual conversations, sexual comments, unwelcome sexual advances, group intimidation and verbal harassment. Toni Pearce, NUS President, said: 'These stats show that harassment is rife on campus, but we still keep hearing from universities that there is no fear, no intimidation, no problem - well this new research says otherwise. 'Our Lad Culture National Strategy Team that includes students, students unions, and a range of external stakeholders, is launching a pilot scheme for five to 10 UK unions that will assess what lad culture looks like on their campus, and what is currently in place to tackle lad culture.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Unwanted-Sexual-Advances-Common-in-Universities-Market-Research-Finds-01673 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Unwanted-Sexual-Advances-Common-in-Universities-Market-Research-Finds-01673 To fund their studies, 61% of students are working during term time A proportion of students are earning £30,000 a year, as around two thirds of students are working to fund their studies. This figure is above average for salaries in the UK. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/To-fund-their-studies-61-of-students-are-working-during-term-time-01725 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/To-fund-their-studies-61-of-students-are-working-during-term-time-01725 Survey reveals parents’ opinions on vocational qualifications Researchrecently published by The Edge Foundation and City & Guilds, has uncoveredhow parents are making the link between high-quality vocational training andemployability. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-parents-opinions-on-vocational-qualifications-01754 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-parents-opinions-on-vocational-qualifications-01754 Research shows that over 30 per cent of children feel at risk when they’re at school Findings froma recent BullyingUK survey has shown that bullying is still a problem forchildren, as 30% of those polled claim that they do not feel safe whilsttheyÂ’re at school. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-over-30-per-cent-of-children-feel-at-risk-when-theyre-at-school-01779 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-shows-that-over-30-per-cent-of-children-feel-at-risk-when-theyre-at-school-01779 More than 1 in 6 boys use text message language at school, research finds A recent study of 30,000 children, who were between 8 and 16 and attending school, has shown that more than 1 in 6 primary school boysare using text message abbreviations in the classroom. Some of the most common slang used in primary schools are: 'lol', 'l8r', 'b4' and 'gr8'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-1-in-6-boys-use-text-message-language-at-school-research-finds-01911 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-1-in-6-boys-use-text-message-language-at-school-research-finds-01911 One in three undergraduate females experienced sexual assault at university A new study has found that a third of female undergraduates in the UK have experienced some form of unwanted sexual advances, while studying towards an undergraduate degree at university. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-three-undergraduate-females-experienced-sexual-assault-at-university-01957 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-three-undergraduate-females-experienced-sexual-assault-at-university-01957 Teachers worry their pupils know more about computing than they do A recent poll, commissioned by Microsoft and subject association, Computing at School, has discovered that two in three teachers are concerned that their pupils are more knowledgeable about computing than they are. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-worry-their-pupils-know-more-about-computing-than-they-do-02009 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-worry-their-pupils-know-more-about-computing-than-they-do-02009 A quarter of teachers refused a salary increase, market research discovers A recent survey of 5,000 teachers, by the NUT teaching union, has revealed that as a result of a new and controversial pay-by-performance scheme, over 25% of teachers are being denied a pay rise. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-teachers-refused-a-salary-increase-market-research-discovers-01998 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-teachers-refused-a-salary-increase-market-research-discovers-01998 10 per cent of children are obese by the time they start primary education, figures show Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre have shown that 10 per cent of children are obese by the time they start primary school, and 20 per cent are obese by the time they leave primary education five years later. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/10-per-cent-of-children-are-obese-by-the-time-they-start-primary-education-figures-show-02050 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/10-per-cent-of-children-are-obese-by-the-time-they-start-primary-education-figures-show-02050 Teaching named top career choice for teenagers, survey finds A new study by the Edge Foundation has found that 12 per cent of teenagers in the United Kingdom, aged 14 to 18, identify teaching as their ideal future career path. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teaching-named-top-career-choice-for-teenagers-survey-finds-02070 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teaching-named-top-career-choice-for-teenagers-survey-finds-02070 University IT departments are behind the times, survey finds A recent survey has found that IT departments within UK universities are not keeping up with the latest developments in technology. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/University-IT-departments-are-behind-the-times-survey-finds-02072 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/University-IT-departments-are-behind-the-times-survey-finds-02072 Financial issues at home impact children’s education, survey finds A recent survey, conducted by the NASUWT teaching union, has found that teachers are noticing children coming into school ill, as their parents cannot take time off work to care for them, due to financial pressures. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Financial-issues-at-home-impact-childrens-education-survey-finds-02139 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Financial-issues-at-home-impact-childrens-education-survey-finds-02139 Most recognised voluntary qualification is the DofE, survey finds A CIPD survey of HR professionals in the UK has found that the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is the most recognised qualification, which highlights an individual's voluntary experience ' especially when going through the recruitment process. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-recognised-voluntary-qualification-is-the-DofE-survey-finds-02183 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-recognised-voluntary-qualification-is-the-DofE-survey-finds-02183 Apprentices more loyal than other recruits, survey finds A survey, of 555 apprenticeship employers, has revealed that 56 per cent believed that apprentices stay with a business longer than other members of staff, making them more loyal employees. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apprentices-more-loyal-than-other-recruits-survey-finds-02199 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apprentices-more-loyal-than-other-recruits-survey-finds-02199 Most popular party amongst youths is Labour, survey discovers A recent survey, of over 2,300 secondary school pupils aged between 15 and 18, has found that almost 25 per cent would vote for Labour if they were old enough to vote in yesterday's general election. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-popular-party-amongst-youths-is-Labour-survey-discovers-02209 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-popular-party-amongst-youths-is-Labour-survey-discovers-02209 Teachers work 11 hours over time per week, survey finds A recent survey by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has discovered that teachers work an average of 11 hours more than their 35 hour per week contract. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-work-11-hours-over-time-per-week-survey-finds-02285 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-work-11-hours-over-time-per-week-survey-finds-02285 Following the Conservative's general election victory, 43 per cent of teachers are less likely to stay in education A recent study conducted by DJS Research's education arm, VoicED, has discovered that two fifths (43.1 per cent) of teachers are less likely to stay in their current role in education, as a result of the Conservative party's General Election win in May. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Following-the-Conservatives-general-election-victory-43-per-cent-of-teachers-are-less-likely-to-stay-in-education-02292 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Following-the-Conservatives-general-election-victory-43-per-cent-of-teachers-are-less-likely-to-stay-in-education-02292 Rising number of children reading for fun, National Literacy Trust survey finds An annual survey, commissioned by The National Literacy Trust, has revealed that a rising number of children are reading for fun, with a notable increase in the number of children reading daily. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rising-number-of-children-reading-for-fun-National-Literacy-Trust-survey-finds-02351 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rising-number-of-children-reading-for-fun-National-Literacy-Trust-survey-finds-02351 Experience working or studying abroad most common business leader characteristic A recent study by the British Council ' which surveyed 1,709 professional leaders from 30 different countries - has discovered that a degree in social science and experience of studying or working abroad are the two most common characteristics of business leaders, worldwide. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Experience-working-or-studying-abroad-most-common-business-leader-characteristic-02322 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Experience-working-or-studying-abroad-most-common-business-leader-characteristic-02322 Over 50 per cent of students agree university is worth the cost, survey finds A recent survey by BBC Radio 5 Live has indicated that more than 50 per cent of students believe that their university course was a good value for money. On the other hand approximately 40 per cent disagreed. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-50-per-cent-of-students-agree-university-is-worth-the-cost-survey-finds-02324 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-50-per-cent-of-students-agree-university-is-worth-the-cost-survey-finds-02324 Research reveals the annual cost of sending a child through private education A recent study has revealed that it costs approximately £286,000 to put a child through private education for the full 14 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-the-annual-cost-of-sending-a-child-through-private-education-02388 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-the-annual-cost-of-sending-a-child-through-private-education-02388 A quarter of teens don’t know what to do after compulsory education, survey finds A recent survey, carried out by notgoingtouni.com, has revealed that more than 80,000 young people, aged between 15 and 18, do not know what they want to do after they leave compulsory education. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-teens-dont-know-what-to-do-after-compulsory-education-survey-finds-02416 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-teens-dont-know-what-to-do-after-compulsory-education-survey-finds-02416 More students than ever working to fund university, survey finds According to findings of a recent study by Endsleigh, the insurance firm, more students than ever before are having to work to fund their university course and approximately 50 per cent dip into their overdraft to cover the costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-students-than-ever-working-to-fund-university-survey-finds-02419 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-students-than-ever-working-to-fund-university-survey-finds-02419 Teachers too optimistic when predicting grades, survey suggests Analysis of exam board data has revealed that teachers are often too optimistic when setting predicted grades for pupils. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-too-optimistic-when-predicting-grades-survey-suggests-02421 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-too-optimistic-when-predicting-grades-survey-suggests-02421 DJS Research explores why teachers switch exam boards Recent market research findings from DJS Research's education market research arm, VoicED, have revealed what makes teachers switch exam boards, and what they're looking for once they have made the change. The research aimed to discover new business development opportunities, market understanding, customer satisfaction and customer expectations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/DJS-Research-explores-why-teachers-switch-exam-boards-02440 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/DJS-Research-explores-why-teachers-switch-exam-boards-02440 Survey finds many parents offer teens incentives for good A-level grades According to the findings of a survey by Leeds Beckett University ' published on 12th August 2015 - many parents are bribing their children with money, holidays, cars and laptops, to incentivise them to strive for high A-level grades. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-parents-offer-teens-incentives-for-good-A-level-grades-02434 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-many-parents-offer-teens-incentives-for-good-A-level-grades-02434 Few young people write letters, survey reveals A recent survey commissioned by the National Literacy Trust has revealed that writing letters is dying out amongst young people, with just one in six teenagers admitting to writing letters outside of the classroom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-young-people-write-letters-survey-reveals-02487 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-young-people-write-letters-survey-reveals-02487 25 per cent of parents relocate to send children to their choice school According to a recent survey by Santander, 25 per cent of parents in the United Kingdom have previously relocated to secure a place at a good school for their children, with 1 in 6 of the parents saying that they deliberately purchased or rented a property in the catchment area of a choice school. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/25-per-cent-of-parents-relocate-to-send-children-to-their-choice-school-02496 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/25-per-cent-of-parents-relocate-to-send-children-to-their-choice-school-02496 Survey finds 50 per cent of teachers are considering quitting A recent survey by the National Union of Teachers has revealed that more than half (or 53 per cent) of teachers are considering quitting the profession within the next two years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-teachers-are-considering-quitting-02549 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-50-per-cent-of-teachers-are-considering-quitting-02549 North South divide impacts poorest students, research finds A recent report from The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) - a centre-left think tank, to be launched in Sheffield - details a number of tests of the Government's proposed Northern Powerhouse scheme. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/North-South-divide-impacts-poorest-students-research-finds-02598 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/North-South-divide-impacts-poorest-students-research-finds-02598 Smaller percentage of families offered a place at their first choice secondary school A recent education survey has revealed that one in seven families (approximately 76,000) did not secure a place at their first choice of secondary school last year and a further 25 per cent (19,000) did not get into any of their chosen schools. Research from the New Schools Network revealed that getting a place at a first choice school has decreased every year for three years. With these findings in mind, it is unlikely that this trend will change in the next few weeks, when the results of 2015's school allocation is published. The researchers also discovered that families living in cities and urban areas are less likely to get a place at their first choice secondary school, with 25 per cent of those living in Birmingham and London missing out on a place at their top pick. In comparison, in the North East and South West of England, fewer than 10 per cent are not offered a place at their first choice school. The research revealed that the most places within schools are being created in institutions which are achieving worsening GCSE results. Since 2011, more than 50 per cent (42,000) of the 79,000 places created were within institutions with worsening GCSE grades. Approximately 14,000 of school places were created within institutions rated as 'failing' by Ofsted. The results of the findings have come shortly after the news that at least 17 local councils are considering creating 'Super Schools'. These schools will have between 12 and 16 classes per year group and will have between 2,000 and 4,000 pupils attending them. The councils hope that the implementation of 'Super Schools' will serve the 80,000 secondary school places which are forecasted to be needed before 2019. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smaller-percentage-of-families-offered-a-place-at-their-first-choice-secondary-school-02628 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smaller-percentage-of-families-offered-a-place-at-their-first-choice-secondary-school-02628 Sexting on the rise in St Helens' schools, survey finds According to a survey by St Helens Council, there has been a notable increase in bullying, self-harming and sexting in schools in the town, with 10 per cent of year ten pupils being asked to publish indecent images of themselves online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sexting-on-the-rise-in-St-Helens-schools-survey-finds-02691 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Sexting-on-the-rise-in-St-Helens-schools-survey-finds-02691 Budget cuts in English schools resulting in redundancy, survey finds A recent survey, which was published by the Association of School and College Leaders and law firm Browne Jacobson, has discovered that more than a 50 per cent of schools are willing to make cuts in the number of staff within their institution, as a way to decrease the mounting pressures brought on by budget decisions. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Budget-cuts-in-English-schools-resulting-in-redundancy-survey-finds-02720 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Budget-cuts-in-English-schools-resulting-in-redundancy-survey-finds-02720 During higher education white students develop fewer skills than BME students According to the UK Engagement Survey, white higher education students gain a lower level of skill developments than students from an ethnic background. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/During-higher-education-white-students-develop-fewer-skills-than-BME-students-02838 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/During-higher-education-white-students-develop-fewer-skills-than-BME-students-02838 Some students willing to pay £23k tuition fees, survey finds A recent survey of English students, conducted by the Society for Research into Higher Education has revealed that they would be willing to pay around £23,000 per year in tuition fees. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Some-students-willing-to-pay-23k-tuition-fees-survey-finds-02847 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Some-students-willing-to-pay-23k-tuition-fees-survey-finds-02847 Survey reveals the 2016 parenting trends A recent report by parenting site, Channel Mum ' entitled the Channel Mum New Parenting Trends report- has revealed that new technology now enables expectant parents to make a model of their unborn baby, using an ultra-sound scan and a 3D printer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-2016-parenting-trends-02883 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-2016-parenting-trends-02883 Most teachers know pupils who come to school without having breakfast A recent survey of teachers in England and Wales has revealed that approximately 4 in 5 teachers encounter hungry children, who have not been given breakfast, arriving at school every week. As well as this, around two in three teachers said that they knew of children who routinely ate nothing until lunchtime. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-teachers-know-pupils-who-come-to-school-without-having-breakfast-02931 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Most-teachers-know-pupils-who-come-to-school-without-having-breakfast-02931 Survey finds inadequate sex education is failing school children A recent survey into sex education in schools has revealed that pupils in the United Kingdom are being put at risk by inconsistent sex and relationship education. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-inadequate-sex-education-is-failing-school-children-02982 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-inadequate-sex-education-is-failing-school-children-02982 Education survey reveals a crisis within secondary education During a time when many teachers are reporting increasing workloads, a recent education survey of approximately 9,000 secondary and primary school staff in England, has revealed that there is widespread fear about class sizes and little resources available to assist teaching. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-survey-reveals-a-crisis-within-secondary-education-03037 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Education-survey-reveals-a-crisis-within-secondary-education-03037 Survey finds exam stresses push primary school pupils to suicide Recent education market research findings have revealed that suicidal thoughts in primary schools are skyrocketing, with some pupils suffering with exam stress, cyber bullying and too much homework. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-exam-stresses-push-primary-school-pupils-to-suicide-03090 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-exam-stresses-push-primary-school-pupils-to-suicide-03090 Our research finds majority of students want universities to review their digital strategies During March and April 2016, we conducted some education market research on behalf of Unit4 to measure students' perceptions of their universities' current digital offer for administration. One of the key findings we drew from the research was that 70 per cent of students across nine global markets would urge their university to change and review its digital strategy for student administration. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Our-research-finds-majority-of-students-want-universities-to-review-their-digital-strategies-03137 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Our-research-finds-majority-of-students-want-universities-to-review-their-digital-strategies-03137 Four Fifths of Teachers Want to Remain in the European Union New research conducted by education market research specialists VoicED (part of DJS Research Ltd) has discovered that four fifths (82%) of primary and secondary school teachers say they are going to vote, or had voted, for Britain to remain in the European Union in today's referendum. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-Fifths-of-Teachers-Want-to-Remain-in-the-European-Union-03158 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-Fifths-of-Teachers-Want-to-Remain-in-the-European-Union-03158 New survey reveals that education may be widening the gender gap Despite numerous industries noting a marked improvement in female attendance, according to engineering professionals, the engineering industry is only noticing an ever widening gender gap. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-that-education-may-be-widening-the-gender-gap-03171 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-that-education-may-be-widening-the-gender-gap-03171 Research reveals sex education inadequate for smartphone generation Research reveals sex education inadequate for smartphone generation: According to a research report by the HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust, 75 per cent of young people are not educated about sexual consent at school, and a further one in seven said that they received no sex and relationship education at all. A further 95 per cent of the respondents said that they were not taught about LGBT relationships. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-sex-education-inadequate-for-smartphone-generation-03212 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-sex-education-inadequate-for-smartphone-generation-03212 Report encourages female students to go for top graduate schemes Report encourages female students to go for top graduate schemes: The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has recently released an education report, showing female students more likely to get top graduate schemes if they apply, but less likely to apply to the graduate schemes in the first instance. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-encourages-female-students-to-go-for-top-graduate-schemes-03225 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-encourages-female-students-to-go-for-top-graduate-schemes-03225 British parents among least likely to save for their children’s tuition British parents among least likely to save for their children's tuition: According to a worldwide survey commissioned by HSBC, British parents are among the least likely to save money to help fund their child's education. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-parents-among-least-likely-to-save-for-their-childrens-tuition-03375 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-parents-among-least-likely-to-save-for-their-childrens-tuition-03375 Government’s sex and relationships material is not being taught in Scottish classrooms Government's sex and relationships material is not being taught in Scottish classrooms: According to the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, in a survey of approximately 500 teachers in Scotland, the vast majority admitted to not being aware of, or not using the latest Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RHSP) guidance issued by the Scottish Government. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Governments-sex-and-relationships-material-is-not-being-taught-in-Scottish-classrooms-03329 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Governments-sex-and-relationships-material-is-not-being-taught-in-Scottish-classrooms-03329 Survey finds some students consider illicit means of funding university life Survey finds some students consider illicit means of funding university life: According to a recent survey conducted by Debut, a careers application for graduates, a significant number of university students have considered illegitimate means of funding their studies. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-some-students-consider-illicit-means-of-funding-university-life-03403 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-some-students-consider-illicit-means-of-funding-university-life-03403 Glaring differences in education and working progress between ethnic groups New research carried out by the Social Mobility Commission suggests that there are 'stark differences' in progress between ethnic groups in terms of their route through education and in to work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Glaring-differences-in-education-and-working-progress-between-ethnic-groups-03434 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Glaring-differences-in-education-and-working-progress-between-ethnic-groups-03434 Survey reveals many teachers would feel more secure wearing a bodycam Survey reveals many teachers would feel more secure wearing a bodycam: A recent survey of the education sector has revealed that two thirds of staff within schools would feel safer if they were to wear a bodycam at all times, to monitor and provide evidence of pupils' behaviour. A further one third said that they would be willing to wear a bodycam in school. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-many-teachers-would-feel-more-secure-wearing-a-bodycam-03508 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-many-teachers-would-feel-more-secure-wearing-a-bodycam-03508 Parents stressed by childrens’ exams, survey finds Parents stressed by childrens' exams, survey finds: A recent survey has revealed that children are not the only ones who feel stressed around exam season, with parents admitting that they too feel the strain of their child's revision schedule and exams. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-stressed-by-childrens-exams-survey-finds-03606 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-stressed-by-childrens-exams-survey-finds-03606 Top UK universities fail to reach TEF targets Top UK universities fail to reach TEF targets: Recent TEF report has revealed that consistently top-rated universities have failed to reach their targets, despite their previous success. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-UK-universities-fail-to-reach-TEF-targets-03761 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-UK-universities-fail-to-reach-TEF-targets-03761 Survey finds universities’ ‘value for money’ is falling according to students Survey finds universities' 'value for money' is falling according to students:The Student Academic Experience Survey collects responses from 14,000 students across the UK and has revealed that the 'value for money' of universities in England, has dropped to an all-time low of 35%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-universities-value-for-money-is-falling-according-to-students-03762 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-universities-value-for-money-is-falling-according-to-students-03762 Teachers face one percent pay cap for the seventh year running Teachers face one percent pay cap for the seventh year running: In the midst of this recruitment crisis, teachers are the target of austerity measures, as their pay rise has been capped. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-face-one-percent-pay-cap-for-the-seventh-year-running-03767 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Teachers-face-one-percent-pay-cap-for-the-seventh-year-running-03767 A level results reveal that students continue to achieve top grades, despite changes to exam papers A level results reveal that students continue to achieve top grades, despite changes to exam papers: Yesterday, A-level results from England, Wales and Northern Ireland revealed that over one quarter of students in the UK were awarded top grades. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-level-results-reveal-that-students-continue-to-achieve-top-grades-despite-changes-to-exam-papers-03797 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-level-results-reveal-that-students-continue-to-achieve-top-grades-despite-changes-to-exam-papers-03797 Students prove GCSE predictions wrong, despite a fall in the number of top grades Students prove GCSE predictions wrong, despite a fall in the number of top grades: Though there has been a decline in the number of students achieving A*-C grades, roughly 51,000 grade 9s were awarded across three core subjects. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Students-prove-GCSE-predictions-wrong-despite-a-fall-in-the-number-of-top-grades-03805 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Students-prove-GCSE-predictions-wrong-despite-a-fall-in-the-number-of-top-grades-03805 Survey finds that due to a shortage of school funding, 61 per cent of teachers paid for classroom resources http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-due-to-a-shortage-of-school-funding-61-per-cent-of-teachers-paid-for-classroom-resources-03916 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-due-to-a-shortage-of-school-funding-61-per-cent-of-teachers-paid-for-classroom-resources-03916