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).

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 →

Meet Daniela, our 2014 MRS Advanced Certificate scholarship winner

We’re delighted to announce that our 2014 MRS Advanced Certificate scholarship winner is Daniela Fabriani, who will be studying with us from September. Daniela, who studied Sociology with an emphasis on Consumer Behaviour, is keen to work in market research because, as she explains, “I’m extremely interested in finding out the motivations behind people’s behaviours.. read more →

Research Academy summer party 2014 – pics are here!!

A great big thank you to everyone who came to our annual Research Academy summer party on 10 July! Our students and supporters got to know each other better, and enjoyed spending time with the Research Academy team, Mia and Siavush, as well as with our lovely tutors Paul, Lou and Becky. Here are a few pictures from the party, which was.. read more →

The Research Academy team is growing!

We’ve expanded our team of senior tutors, adding Becky Lewis as Academy Associate. Lewis, of consultancy the Insight Fountain, brings a focus on analysis and reporting to her role as a Research Academy tutor. From data consolidation to finding the story, she helps people make sense of their data and present it in an engaging way… read more →

MRS Advanced Certificate prospectus

Our beautiful MRS Advanced Certificate prospectus for academic year 2014/15 is now out in print – get your copy today! You can also download a PDF version if you prefer. read more →

Our 2016 scholarships deadline is approaching

Now is the time to get your applications in for our annual MRS Diploma and MRS Advanced Certificate scholarships! The deadline for academic year 2016/17 is 12 July 2016, so don’t miss out. Find out whether you’re eligible and how to apply on our scholarships page. read more →