University Market Insight Awards 2018

  • The British Library, London
The University Market Insight Awards 2018 - now running in its second year - recognise the value of research and market intelligence in higher education.
Click here to submit your entry

The awards are exclusively open to universities, HE providers and sector bodies.

You are welcome to submit entries centred on any topic of your choosing. As examples, your entry could be about:

  • Improving marketing and communications practice and efficacy
  • Enhancing or designing student services or the student experience
  • Supporting university strategy or strategic initiatives
  • Designing or evaluating proposed new education provision

There will be two levels of award, Gold and Commendation. Winners of Gold awards will be eligible for one free ticket to Day 1 of the 2019 University Market Insight Conference.

Awards will be given to submissions that best demonstrate the value of research and market intelligence. Your submission needs to:

  • Demonstrate the use of a suitable approach/methodology
  • Provide evidence of effectiveness and impact

Entries will be judged by our independent panel. Biogs for the judges can be found by clicking here.




Weds 1st August - Open for entries

Fri 28th September - Deadline for entries

Fri 2nd November - Finalists announced

Tues 27th November - Awards presented at Day 1 of the University Market Insight Conference, London

Weds 28th November - Case study presentations from award winners at Day 2 of the University Market Insight Conference, London



How to enter

Entry is free, but to be eligible you must be a delegate at our University Market Insight Conference 2018


Your submission should cover the following:

  • Background & aims (200 words max): Why there was a need for research or intelligence gathering, the business challenges or issues to be addressed or questions answered, target audience(s) and objectives for the research
  • Approach taken: (500 words max): What approach was taken & why? How was the methodology adopted designed or tailored to answer the issues at hand? What challenges or issues were encountered and how were these overcome?
  • Impact and outcome: (500 words max): How was the insight or intelligence gathered then applied? What impact(s) has it had? What changes, if any, have resulted from carrying out the research and how have these been valuable to your institution? Tip: successful entries are those that measure results against the initial desired outcomes.
  • Why should you win (100 words max): This is your opportunity to convince the panel as to why you believe that your entry should receive an award


Click here to submit your entry

If you have any questions or queries relating to the Awards please email