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).

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 →

Get ready to bid on our MRBA auction item: delicious champagne & chocolate!

We’re delighted to be supporting this year’s Market Research Benevolent Society (MRBA) auction to raise money for the MRBA’s important work. For more than 30 years, the MRBA has provided financial help, advice and assistance to anyone who works or has worked in market research, and to their immediate families. As a provider of professional education.. read more →

A warm welcome to our Spring 2015 MRS Advanced Certificate students

We’re delighted to have so many talented people join our MRS Advanced Certificate course this January – welcome! If you’re keen to join the course, we’ve still got spaces left on our January online course, and you can join up until the 6th of February. Get your application in now – just give us a call on+44.. read more →

Join our MRS Advanced Certificate course this January!

Want to study for our MRS Advanced Certificate course? We’ve still got spaces left for the course starting 26 January. But hurry up – induction week starts on 19 January. Get your application in now – just give us a call on+44 20 3130 1431 or pop us an email. If studying for the MRS Diploma.. read more →

We’ll be closed on 2 January!

Happy New Year from everyone at the Research Academy! We’ll be taking a little break on 1 and 2 January, and look forward to hearing from you from the 5th onward. read more →

Are you looking for a mentor?

Women in Research (WIRe) are now taking applications for their 2015 mentoring programme. The programme is are available in London, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, and runs for a full year. So if you’ve been thinking of getting some guidance in your research career, find out more and get your application in by Friday 19 December. To.. read more →

Good luck to MRS Diploma Unit 1 students

We’ve got our fingers crossed for our students taking the MRS Diploma Unit 1 exam on December 2nd! They’ve been working hard this semester and we’re confident they’ll do well. read more →

Say hello to Paula!

We’re delighted to announce that Paula Sparling has joined us as Programmes Administrator from November. With 20+ years experience administering programmes, including 13 years at the University of Cambridge administering a joint Master’s degree, she’ll be making sure that everything’s running smoothly at the Research Academy. Learn more about Paula and the rest of the.. read more →

BSA/BBC Ethnography Prize

Are you involved in social science research, and are completing an ethnography this year? If yes, check this out: it is a new prize that has recently been announced by the British Sociological Association in association with the BBC’s Thinking Allowed. It is an annual award for a study that has made a significant contribution to ethnography: the.. read more →