Growing college higher education

Chalkstream helps colleges consolidate and grow their higher education offer through intelligent research.


Our research has helped colleges:

  • grow their higher education numbers
  • radically improve progression from Level 3 to Level 4 within the college
  • improve the efficiency of higher education marketing activity
  • develop new higher education curricula.


Projects typically include:

  • detailed analysis of college enrolled, non-enrolled applicant, UCAS and related data
  • review of relevant secondary research
  • online and telephone interviews with current and potential students, employer sponsors, influencers and opinion formers
  • analysis, reporting, presentations consultancy.


Each project is bespoke, according to the specific needs of the client. Themes we have explored on behalf of college clients include:

  • awareness of and attitudes to the college higher education offer
  • potential student and employer needs
  • barriers to progression from Level 3
  • higher education ambitions and subject preferences among Level 2 and 3 cohorts
  • HE in FE student decision-making processes - motivators, influencers, communication channels
  • impact of finance on attitudes and behaviours
  • competitor offers and reputations
  • HE in FE demand by qualification type
  • market preferences regarding brand, HE facilities, delivery modes, progression opportunities.


Clients who have used this product include:

  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • City and Islington College/Capital City College Group
  • Bedford College


About Us

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Registered Address: 20 Stocks Road, Aldbury, Herts, HP23 5RU

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