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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 2016 bringing a wealth of evaluation experience and policy knowledge in the field of higher education. She offers expertise across a range of policy areas including access and participation, part-time learning, financial support and doctoral study. Her research methods training and background in psychology provides specialism in the design and implementation of experimental methodologies including randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental methods. She leads on projects that require more complex quantitative analysis. Sarah also supports the access and participation community to build their evaluation capacity through workshops and webinars. Her project portfolio informs HE policy makers, higher education providers and other sector bodies including the National Strategy for Access and Student Success.