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).

The Research Academy team is growing!

We’re delighted to announce that Caroline Pakel is joining us as an Academy Associate. A seasoned qualitative researcher with over 25 years of research and teaching experience, Caroline will bring further qualitative expertise to the Research Academy team. Caroline’s approach to research is rooted in social psychology and creative problem solving, and her international experience has.. read more →

Places still left on MRS Diploma course

This year’s MRS Diploma course will start on 24 August 2015. We’re still taking applications, so get yours in before 19 August. If you’ve got questions about the course please give us a call! read more →

Apply for our 2015 MRS Diploma scholarship

Every year one lucky student gets completely free tuition to study for the MRS Diploma, so get your application in today! The deadline for academic year 2016/17 is 12 July 2016, so don’t miss out. To apply for the Research Academy Diploma Scholarship, you’ll need to write a personal statement and fill in our scholarship application.. read more →

Good luck to our students taking the MRS Advanced Certificate exam

Our thoughts are with everyone taking the MRS Advanced Certificate today. We know you’ve worked hard and are confident you’ll do well! read more →

Fingers crossed for our students taking the MRS Diploma exam

Our final-year students are taking their last MRS Diploma exam on Thursday the 4th – let’s wish them all the very best of luck! We’ll be so proud when they graduate. read more →

ESOMAR Young Researcher of the Year award 2015

Are you aged 30 or below, and have you worked on a fantastic research project? If yes, why not compete for the  ESOMAR Young Researcher of the Year award. Competing for such awards is a great way to grow your career and raise your profile, and this particular award is one of the most prestigious.. read more →

Join us at the Insight ’15 show

We’ll be exhibiting at Insight ’15, Europe’s leading trade show for insight professionals. It’s on 29 and 30 April 2015 at Olympia Central in West London. If you’d like know how to best develop your own market research and insight skills, or those of your team, just drop by for an informal chat. And if you already know.. read more →

MRS Diploma results are in!

Our MRS Diploma results are in and we’re over the moon! Three our students achieved a Distinction mark in the December 2014 assessment round. Stu and Camila both achieved Distinctions on Unit 4, the qualitative unit, while Kris achieved a Distinction on Unit 3 (the quant unit). We are just so proud of them that.. read more →

Congrats to our MRBA auction winner Georgie!

We’re happy to announce that the lovely Georgie White was won our MRBA auction prize, a Wine Society champagne & chocolates hamper. We’re sure she’ll be enjoying it this weekend, just in time for Easter. What’s so great about this is that together with many other donors and bidders, we’ve helped to raise more than £8,000 for the Market Research Benevolent Society (MRBA).. read more →

Last chance: bid on our champagne & chocolate hamper in the MRBA auction

We’ve donated a gift set from the Wine Society to the MRBA auction this year: a bottle of Jules Camuset Brut NV and a box of delicious luxury hand-finished chocolates. These make a delicious treat for you or a friend, and the cause really is a worthy one. The auction ends on 26 March 2015 so get your bid in now… read more →