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The Times Final Year
Student Survey 2024
University Manager

About Us

High Fliers Research Ltd, London

High Fliers Research was established in 1994 as an independent market research company, specialising in student and graduate research. The company, in association with The Times, works with national and international employers, helping them understand the attitudes and aspirations of undergraduates and analysing the impact of their on-campus graduate recruitment programmes.

The company's main annual research programme is The UK Graduate Careers Survey, which is the largest and most authoritative survey of final year students conducted in the UK, reaching over 12,000 finalists across the UK's leading universities. The research is used to produce The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, the popular hard-backed careers guide and website that is used by students across the UK.

Organisations Supporting the Survey

Over 65 clients comissioned High Fliers Research to provide comprehensive market intelligence in 2024, including:

The Role

University Manager - The Times Final Year Student Survey 2024

High Fliers Research, working in association with The Times is looking for enthusiastic, committed and innovative individuals to work as University Managers at 30 leading universities across the UK. The managers provide vital support to the Research Manager at the High Fliers head office by coordinating a variety of campus based market research and project management tasks to help us better understand your university and its final year students.

The Candidate
Applicants must be in the final year of an undergraduate degree at one of the universities listed below:

Imperial College London
King's College London
Queen Mary
Queen's University Belfast
St Andrews
University College London

The ideal candidate will be sociable and have a good knowledge of their campus, with connections to societies and clubs. They must be able to plan and organise efficiently; and have the ability to work independently using their initiative to deliver the task at hand on time and to a high standard. Excellent communication and leadership skills are imperative, as the main task requires the University Manager to recruit, manage and motivate their own team of fellow students.

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Your Responsibilities

A timeline of responsibilities through the accademic year

  • October - November 2023

    Student Focus

    Student Focus is an online research programme, used to gather information on students' views of employers and their graduate recruitment campaigns. The University Manager's task is to target finalists who are looking for a graduate job, to sign up to the Student Focus website so they can take part in the paid research exercises.

  • Early November 2023

    Research Groups

    Research groups are conducted to gather student opinions and views on various promotional materials used by graduate employers. It is the University Manager's responsibility to source the students who will take part in these research groups.

  • February 2024

    Survey Week

    The Manager at each university is required to recruit and manage their own team of interviewers, who will each have a target number of interviews to conduct. The role requires the Manager to ensure their target is reached by offering support and motivation to their team. This is the largest task, and will require around 8-10 hours work for this period. Managers will be given support from a dedicated Project Coordinator and the team at the High Fliers Research head office.

Rewards and Benefits


We offer a highly competitive rate of pay, along with the opportunity to earn bonuses throughout the year.


The role allows you to develop your management, organisational and communication skills that are crucial when applying for graduate jobs. You will also gain invaluable insight into the world of graduate recruitment through managing these different tasks.


On completion of the role, you will join a vast network of previous University Managers who we have worked with over the past 20 years.

Apply Now

If you are interested in the role of University Manager, please apply using the online form. We will then send you an application form, and if shortlisted, we will invite you for a face-to-face interview. University managers will receive full-training at an induction day in September 2023. If you have any questions about the role, please email Lucy Walker, Student Research Manager at

Please note, we have no set deadline; applications are processed as they are received and are closed once we have found a suitable candidate at each individual university. Please start your application as soon as possible to avoid missing out.