Welcome to the Behavioural Insights in Higher Education blog, which has been set up to explore how behavioural insights approaches can be applied to improving student access to and success in, university. We will feature results from KCLxBIT, a collaborative pilot project between King’s College London and the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), as well as research updates from the King’s What Works Department.
The KCLxBIT project 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.
People contributing to the blog include:
- Vanessa Todman, Head of Student Experience Research
- Miriam Styrnol, Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor
- Anne-Marie Canning, Director of Social Mobility and Student Success
- Susannah Hume, Director of Evaluation in the Policy Institute at King’s, and former Associate Director for What Works
- Dr Michael Sanders, Reader in Public Policy at King’s