Over the past three years we have logged over 12 million monthly page views, tracked 200 separate metrics and crunched over 2 billion individual pieces of data. While this data helps shape and develop our own student-facing products, it also allows our university partners to understand prospective student demand.
Our industry-leading Insights tool allows institutions to:
- Understand the real-time impact of global policy decisions in a rapidly changing market
- Identify areas of opportunity by monitoring demand for competing institutions
- Make agile, data-led decisions on portfolio planning, marketing and in-country activity
Watch The Video On Our Insights Tool To Find Out How Your Institution Can Use Real-Time Data To Inform Your Marketing And Recruitment Strategy And Remain Ahead Of The Curve.
Meet the insights team
Henry Baggridge – Senior Data Analyst
Henry is our in-house data analytics expert and has been responsible for implementing and monitoring the performance across all sites within the Hotcourses Group portfolio. With a keen interest in tracking and performance monitoring he now shares his knowledge with university teams through bespoke consultancy work, a professional training program which he hosts once a month and ongoing analytics support.
Aaron Porter – Director of Policy & Engagement, Hotcourses Group
Aaron has responsibility for sharing trends and insights across the global suite of websites to inform and support education providers in their marketing and recruitment plans. Before Hotcourses, Aaron was President of the National Union of Students and has also served as a non-executive director on a number of sector bodies, including UCAS, the HE Academy and the Office of Independent Adjudicator.
Bernard Kingston – Chairman, The Complete University Guide
Bernard is now a university consultant, having spent many years working in the higher education sector. His past roles include Director of the Careers Advisory Service and Director of International Affairs at the University of Sheffield. He is a past president of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (Agcas) and has advised governments and universities in Asia, Africa, Australia and the UK.
International recruitment demand tool
Observe insights, trends and patterns into prospective international students researching their Higher Education options at global, country and institution level. Over the past two years we have logged over 10 million monthly page views, tracked 200 separate metrics and crunched over 2 billion individual pieces of data
Using insights to create bespoke research projects
We’ve worked in partnership with universities and higher education providers to help inform the education sector on the state of the market. Here are some examples of our most recent work:
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What the sector says
Professor Michael Arther
President and Provost University College London
“The Hotcourses Insights tool provides Universities with the kind of rich, sophisticated data that can truly inform international recruitment strategy. It really is unique in its ability to provide real-time data to drive, for example, key decisions on volume vs diversity.”
Head of International University of Chester University of Chester
“This tool will provide us with real time market intelligence on future students, which is non-existent in the sector.”
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