I have had the great pleasure of working with Student Edge and Youth Insight on a recent research project.
The Student Edge and Youth Insight team are highly skilled, agile and responsive and the consultation process with them produced a well targeted brief for the project. Their methodology, project execution and analysis of results was thorough. The final report was presented in clear diagrammatic format and included intelligent, targeted recommendations.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience to work with such a knowledgeable and professional team. I have no hesitation in recommending the services offered by Student Edge and Youth Insight.
Director, Communications & Operations
Construction Training Fund
In early 2016 we were looking to conduct important research into the prevalence and impact of cyberbullying amongst young Australians aged 18-24.
We were faced with the challenge of finding this tough-to-reach audience, at a cost that was affordable within the terms of our budget grant. We turned to the Youth Insight team at Student Edge, having learnt of their expertise in conducting research with the youth of Australia.
Through their unique Youth Panel, Student Edge helped us achieve a representative sample within this very tough-to-reach audience. They went above and beyond to overcome every hurdle (including the tricky area of ethics approval), and did so with a smile and a can-do attitude. As someone relatively new to online research, I particularly liked the time they took to answer questions, and share their experienced advice around conducting research with young people — ensuring our survey would sufficiently engage its target audience.
It was a pleasure working with Kevin and the team and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any organisations who are considering conducting research with young Australians.
Dr Colette Langos & Dr Mark Giancaspro
The University of Adelaide
I write to thank and acknowledge the professionalism Student Edge has shown as we partnered to gain deeper insights into how students understand the breadth and complexity of the Financial Services Industry. Specifically we wanted to understand the financial issues confronting students as they transition from being a student to an employee. With your 10yrs experience in growing a 600,000+ student membership base and your philosophy on education being aligned with ours, we view you as a leading provider in this market with trusted access and engagement with the student market.
From the outset, Student Edge Senior management showed the utmost professionalism, starting with time to establish an agreed strategy followed by clearly documented plans and ongoing updates. Having a plan that included surveys, focus groups and video scripting and production, we were delighted with the way Student Edge ensured we were always engaged and the "job being done" was aligned with our goals.
Using your multimedia capabilities via website, Facebook and Twitter to promote the survey, we were delighted with the 3,500+ responses received. This strong penetration of your membership provided insights to students understandings, misunderstandings, misconceptions and confusions around Financial Services.
From the insights gained in the survey responses, your coordination and management of the two Focus groups showed your understanding of the market. In addition it gave us deeper understanding and provided the opportunity to ask students particular important questions identified from the survey responses. The report and video of the Focus Groups you collated enabled us to move to the next phase of our strategy — video scripting and production — and identify the initial topics we wanted to cover. Student Edge's marketing team, using their deep understanding of this market segment and in conjunction with our experts, created two educational videos to help students with identified financial concerns.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Student Edge as together we help educate students to become job ready.
Thanks once again and please pass on my thanks to the rest of the Student Edge team.
Head of Partnership Solutions
Australian Unity Investments