Welcome to the Behavioural Insights in Higher Education blog, which has been set up to feature results from KCLxBIT, a collaborative pilot project between King’s College London and the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT).
The project has explored whether behavioural insights can be effective in increasing student engagement and sense of belonging at King’s, with a particular focus on the impact for under-represented student groups. The project has been carried out in two pilot year phases from 2015-2017. In 2016-17, the project has been made up of seven randomised control trials and a 6 point pulse survey.
We will publish results from all trials in this blog over the coming months. Posts will also feature details of trial designs and will provide insights into some of the challenges we have faced during the project.
The posts will lead up to our official launch event, which is taking place on 31 January 2018 at King’s College London.
The project team has been made up of the following staff members from King’s and BIT:
- Anne-Marie Canning, Director of Social Mobility and Student Success, KCL
- Susannah Hume, Associate Director, What Works, KCL and Principal Research Advisor, BIT
- Lucy Makinson, Research Advisor, BIT
- Maija Koponen, Widening Participation Officer (Student Lifecycle), KCL
- Kim Hall, Community Ambassador Project Manager, KCL
- Clare Delargy, ResearchAdvisor, BIT