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Office for Students: Student information use and behaviour

An update to our 2014 Advisory Study has been published by the Office for Students. The 2014 report summarised research evidence on information-seeking and decision-making processes involved in thinking about higher education. This new report updates what is known about how prospective students find information to decide whether and what to study. The findings will help the Office for Students to support better provision of information, advice and guidance about studying higher education.

The original 2014 study is available here:

Read our new update report here:

Access the OfS response here: 

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Key project contact

Dr Sarah Tazzyman

Sarah joined CFE in January 2016, bringing a wealth of research experience having worked at the Universities of Leicester, Hertfordshire and Sunderland as a researcher and psychology lecturer.

Sarah has extensive experience in using both qualitative and quantitative statistical techniques and is passionate about designing creative and engaging methods to capture data from different client groups. She has a particular interest in child and adolescent social and developmental psychology and has contributed to educational and social policy.

Her research and methodological background enables her to provide a range of expertise at CFE on educational projects such as National College’s evaluation of the Leadership Curriculum, process evaluations for the Big Lottery, Sport England’s Active College evaluation and impact evaluations for the ECB inclusion and diversity agenda.