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Why did you decide to study at the University of Portsmouth?

Research Title: Motivations for the Acceptance of University Offers

Survey Title: University Offers

Department: Economics and Finance

This study is concerned with how students make decisions about the offers they receive from universities.  This is important because there is very little evidence to show how and why these decisions are made.  We are seeking participants who have received an offer from the University of Portsmouth and decided to take up the place here. If you would like to participate, please click here to complete a short survey.  The purpose of this survey is to ensure that we can interview a broad sample of students.  None of the answers that you give below will be used in our research unless you volunteer to be interviewed, in which case we will ask for your consent to use your responses from this survey.

Ethics approval number:  BAL/2019/14/LUHAN

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: 18+
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Student

More Information:

We will give you a £10 shopping voucher if you complete the optional follow up interview.

  • Dates: 22/05/2019 - 31/07/2019
  • Duration: 5 mins for survey, 45 mins if you volunteer for an optional follow up interview
  • Location: St George’s or other University building

If you would like more information, contact Wolfgang Luhan at

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: N/A

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