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).

Our 2016 MRS Diploma scholarship winner

The Research Academy supports the international research community by offering an annual MRS Diploma scholarship. This scholarship allows one lucky student to study for our MRS Diploma course at a vastly reduced tuition fee. This year, we’re delighted to announce that the winner of our MRS Diploma scholarship is Charles Ochieng Obwanda. Charles, who works for Afrovas.. read more →

Research Academy hires two more tutors

We’re pleased to announce that Chris Taylor and Marianne Highwood have joined the Research Academy. In their capacity as Academy Tutors they are both providing personal tutoring support to our MRS Advanced Certificate students. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in research, consultancy and marketing services management. He has a long track record in academic research,.. read more →

MRS Diploma results from December 2015

Congratulations to Beckie, Ginny and Suzanne, who all received Distinctions when the MRS released their MRS Diploma results last week. Beckie aced the Unit 1 exam – a truly remarkable feat – while Ginny and Suzanne achieved Distinctions for their Unit 4 coursework. Well done everyone – we’re proud of you!! We’re also proud of all our other.. read more →

MRS Advanced Certificate online course: please call before applying!

Due to unprecedented demand for our MRS Advanced Certificate online course, we have very few places left. Please call us before submitting an application to ensure that there is still a place on the webinar time slot that you prefer. Our number is + 44 20 3130 1431. We do have space on our face-to-face course so.. read more →

Research Academy MD Mia Lorenz is in the news

For the past two years, Research Academy Managing Director Mia Lorenz has been working with an industry-wide steering group that dedicated to professionalising qualitative commercial research. Together with renowned qualitative research methods educator Joanna Chrzanowska of Qualitative Mind, Mia has helped to develop a framework for a new set of professional qualifications for qualitative researchers. Debrah Harding.. read more →

Celebrate ESOMAR’s Young Researcher of the Year award winner

We’d like to congratulate Arindam Mohanty of Third Eye Integrated Services in India on winning the 2015 ESOMAR Young Researcher of the Year award! It’s great to see international bodies like ESOMAR giving young and new researchers a chance to shine. To learn more about the award or read Arindam’s winning paper, please visit the ESOMAR website. read more →

MRBA Fundraising Week update

We’re keen supporters of The Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA), which provides financial assistance and support to anyone who works or has worked in market research and to their immediate families.   To do our little bit this year, we participated in the MRBA’s fundraising week, held in October 2015. Our staff and alumni pledged kilometres.. read more →

Our research is making headlines

We’re delighted that a study commissioned from us by UPP Group Limited was cited recently in Times Higher Education. The study, carried out earlier this year, used online focus groups and an online questionnaire to explore questions about apprenticeships and employability with prospective and current university students in the UK. The Times Higher article discusses the finding that nearly three-quarters.. read more →

We’re gearing up for the MRBA Fundraising Week – join us!

We’re raising money for the Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA), who provide financial assistance and support to anyone who works or has worked in market research and to their immediate families. Our team is pledging miles – running, swimming, walking or cycling – as part of the MRBA Fundraising Week 2015. The Research Academy will donate £1.. read more →

MRS Diploma results update

Our MRS Diploma results came in recently and – drumroll please – three of five students achieved a Distinction mark on the Unit 2 coursework paper! This is a fantastic result for our 2014-16 MRS Diploma cohort and we just want to congratulate them in public! Well done! read more →