What rankings are most important to students?

This question found its way into Hobsons’ 2017 International Student Survey (ISS). The survey is notable in part for its scale and reach, and Hobsons was able to compare responses from a sample of just over 34,000 prospective international students over the last three years.

Everything you need to know about the Teaching Excellence Framework

After the release, a Hobsons survey revealed many international students are confused over several aspects of the TEF, with only 21.2 percent reporting an understanding of the scheme. However, despite this misunderstanding, the survey surprisingly revealed most of these students would still use the TEF ratings when deciding on a university.

Student immigration: The gamble of going abroad

A month after the Brexit vote, Hobsons conducted a survey of prospective international students. About one-third said that they were less likely to apply to a UK institution given the Brexit vote.

Regent’s University London increases enrolment of UK and international students with Hobsons

Hobsons’ enquiry management and offer conversion services have reduced the number of incomplete applications, improved the open and click-through rates of email marketing communications, and most importantly increased conversion from offer to enrolment, to deliver maximum return on investment.

Summing up motivations for study abroad

Why do students study abroad, and what drives them to choose one destination over another? Several large studies conducted over the past couple of years show that certain motivations are widely present among students the world over.

Ranking the Rankings: How International Students’ Choice of Rankings is Changing

Over the last three years of the International Student Survey we asked prospective students to tell us which rankings they refer to when researching a university. This enables us to look at the relative popularity of the leading university rankings, both globally and within specific nationalities.

Most foreign students don’t understand TEF – survey

International students are confused over several aspects of the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) scheme, found a survey released by international student recruitment firm Hobsons EMEA last week.

International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs

This House of Commons briefing paper answers some frequently asked questions about international and EU students in the UK. It sets out statistics in this area and outlines policy issues including the potential impact of Brexit and the net migration target on international and EU student recruitment.


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