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The Institute of Student Employers is a research and data driven organisation. We conduct research on the student labour market and employers practices and provide this data for our members. We run two annual surveys looking at student recruitment and student development and also conduct a range of thematic research projects which explore hot topics in the industry. Our research is led by Professor Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer with strategic input and support from the Research and Policy Steering Group. 


Our research helps employers, universities, suppliers, and wider stakeholders in the student recruitment & development industry make well-informed decisions about supporting, recruiting and developing student talent.

ISE members have full access to this research for free.


Current research


Data and Resources


Research and Policy Steering Group