All the latest news, views and updates from the Research Academy. Plus the occasional update from our favourite charity, the Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA).

Join our special edition MRS Advanced Certificate online course

We’ve launched a special edition MRS Advanced Certificate online course! This one-off early start is designed to make things just a little bit easier for everyone in the research industry who’s been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. For instance, if you’ve been furloughed, you can use your free time to gain a valuable qualification. Or.. read more →

MRBA Skills bursary students join the Research Academy

We’re delighted to welcome several students this semester who’ve joined our MRS Advanced Certificate course thanks to an MRBA Skills bursary. This follows the announcement in June by the MRBA that it has funded its first five MRBA Skills bursaries. As reported by the MRBA, one of the bursary awardees is Alexandra Kuzmina, Research Consultant.. read more →

MRBA launches MRBA Skills, a new bursary to help UK researchers

The Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA) has launched a new bursary programme to support the careers of UK researchers – MRBA Skills. The bursaries offer financial help to researchers the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice. “This is a really exciting initiative,” says MRBA Trustee responsible for MRBA Skills, Network Research MD.. read more →

Join our ongoing MRS Diploma course in January 2019

Want to study for the MRS Diploma? You can still join our ongoing MRS Diploma course by starting with Unit 2 in January 2019. If this appeals to you, just give us a call on +44 20 3130 1431 or pop us an email. The MRS Diploma in Market and Social Research Practice is the leading international,.. read more →

You can still join the MRS Diploma conversion course!

Want to study for the MRS Diploma? We’ve still got spaces left on our MRS Diploma conversion course starting 1 October 2018. This course is open only to people who have previously completed the MRS Advanced Certificate. If this applies to you, just give us a call on+44 20 3130 1431 or pop us an email. The.. read more →

New MRS Advanced Certificate live tutorials Tuesdays 1630-1730

As of the 1st of August, we’re offering live online tutorials on Tuesday afternoons from 1630-1730 BST/GMT for our upcoming MRS Advanced Certificate online course. There are still one or two places left on the original 1800-1900 live tutorials. If you need this later time slot, please call us before submitting your application! In addition, our.. read more →

New MRS Advanced Certificate live tutorials on Mondays at 1100

As of 25 June, we’re offering live online tutorials on Monday mornings (1100-1200 BST/GMT), in addition to the Tuesday morning slot. We’ve had so many people join us for the August 2018 MRS Advanced Certificate online course that there’s very limited space left in our Tuesday 1100-1200 tutorial. There are still spaces left for the Tuesday.. read more →

Our latest MRS Diploma and MRS Advanced Certificate results

We’ve got so much to celebrate in terms of assessment results that it’s hard to know where to start… Firstly, congratulations to all of those MRS Diploma students who passed Units 1 and 4 in our December assessment cycle. We had a record pass rate on Unit 1 this time around, and we’re very proud of.. read more →

Liz Montgomery joins the Research Academy

We’re happy to announce that Liz Montgomery has joined the Research Academy as an Academy Tutor. Starting this semester, she’ll be providing personal tutoring support to our MRS Advanced Certificate students. Liz has worked in research for over 30 years, starting out as an interviewer. She has a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford,.. read more →

MRS Advanced Certificate January course – limited space left!

If you’re thinking of joining our MRS Advanced Certificate online course this month, it’s not too late! We’ve got one place left for our Tuesday morning online tutorials, and seven on our newly-added Monday morning online tutorials. The Tuesday evening online tutorials are now sold out. If you really need an evening session and are based in.. read more →