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Connect. Grow. Shine. with MRS &more

&more free is the MRS network for brilliant young thinkers, a community designed to enable young insight, research and analytics professionals to connect and flourish in their careers.

Specifically created for the under 30s or those new to research, &more enables you to:

  • Connect with other young researchers, sector leaders and new thinkers in person and online via our dedicated networking events, @TweetMRSandmore, our Linkedin page and Slack Channel.
  • Grow your knowledge and professional network with inspiring events, lively content and celebratory fun!
  • Shine a spotlight on your case studies and success stories at the prestigious &more Conference or attend to get the latest, brightest thinking in the sector.
  • Join us for free and discounted online and face to face events, plus access to our library of online resources.
  • Grab discounts on MRS membership, MRS events, plus partner discounts with other associations in the sector
  • Get involved with opportunities to showcase your talent, submit your entry for the Research Live Young Researcher of the Year award or share your ideas with your peers and the wider industry.
  • Access a sense of pride, cohesion and momentum for young researchers in the sector… & much more

Becoming part of &more gives you access to a wealth of resources designed with you in mind as a young research professional. &more members get access to a core suite of free or heavily-subsidised benefits, including:

  • &more Conference  – Access the best knowledge, practice and networking opportunities to push your research career forward. A conference exclusively for &more, with tickets heavily subsidised. 
  • &more Webinars – Exclusively for members of &more and always FREE to attend. These feature a range of presenters, at various stages of their careers, and will often focus on topical research and business subjects.
  • &more Book Club – Meet, mingle and discuss a range of thought-provoking idea over a wine or two at our regular book club meetings.
  • &more Web Resources – Access recordings from brilliant young researchers, including the ‘&more Bites’ series; short and snappy sessions for knowledge on your lunch.
  • &more Linkedin, Twitter and Slack – Connect online via dedicated social networking channels created for and by young researchers.
  • &more Newsletter – Get the latest news on events, activities and discounts straight to your inbox. Plus info from the wider sector in this regular newsletter
  • MRS Professional Webinars – &more members can attend two inspiring webinars a year, for FREE. Hear about research and business trends from experts and innovators. Full MRS members can attend the entire yearly programme!  
  • &more Summer Party – Join us for a face to face summer party – drinks, nibbles, networking but mostly fun!

Become an MRS member
If you are under 30*, you can join MRS as a professional member and get all the perks of &more, plus these exclusive member benefits. We'll also waive the usual  joining fee of £45.00.

* or in the first five years of a career in research

Taking the MRS Advanced Certificate?  Need support with the fees?  Maybe MRBA Skills can help.


MRBA Skills supports UK market and social researchers that are eager to develop their skills and enhance their careers.  They have up to 20 annual bursaries available to help pay the cost of this qualification.

Visit MRBA Skills for more information or email and one of their team will get back to you and explain the eligibility criteria. 

Joining &more is free to young professionals working in research, insight and analytics under the age of 30 (or within the first years of their research career.)

Already a paying MRS member? Then you get absolutely everything in &more for free on top of your usual membership benefits package.

How do I sign up?

If you are signing up as an individual, simply click the ‘Join &more’ link below.

Please note: You will be required to create an account, or login if you already have an account, before joining the &more network.

>>Click here to join &more (must be logged in)

Employers &more

Accredited Company Partners can sign up all their young research, insight and analytics professionals for free through our easy-to-use sign up process. Please click here to complete the &more form.

Leaving &more

If you would like to leave the &more network, click here.

Our Leadership Team members are the driving force behind the network and are here to give you a warm welcome to &more! Look out for their friendly faces at events or get in touch with them via the info in their biogs below:

Maddison is a client-side Insight Executive at Smart Energy GB, with a degree in English Literature from King’s College London. Her work focuses on attitudinal tracking, brand, advertising and digital evaluation, and research into vulnerable consumers. She also has experience repositioning global brands to make them more aligned and future-facing.

Having volunteered with Raleigh in Nicaragua and studied in three continents, she is passionate about making a positive and measurable difference and sustainable impact on the world.

Adam has spent the past decade working across marketing, digital, social and research for companies from seed-funded start-ups through to huge multi-national corporations. His role now is brand-side market research, in particular looking after brand strategy insight and research.
His job is to ensure that the customer is at the heart of every decision made, and to arm stakeholders with the research and insight that’s going to have a positive impact on the business. Adam is a trained journalist, so experienced in storytelling through words, data or insight, and market research feels like the perfect place to bring it all together. Adam also runs the social listening and social intelligence programme for the Group, covering all three BT Group brands.

Twitter: @AdamMillsUK

Bessie is a Research Manager at Walnut Unlimited and a true Quallie at heart! With a MSc in Social Research Methods, Bessie’s expertise lies with hard-to-reach and vulnerable audiences, specifically using participatory and inclusive approaches to ensure research is empowering and impactful as possible. Bessie particularly enjoys injecting creativity into her research and experimenting with innovative digital and social media methodologies. Alongside being a qualitative geek, Bessie is a blue belt MMA kickboxer and will be on her way to black belt soon…

Twitter: @bessie_pikemrx
Email address:

LaShanda is a qualitative research specialist with client and agency side experience. She currently works at Opinium within their specialist qualitative team. As a researcher she has a keen interest in amplifying the voices of those who may not always be involved in research and incorporating the use of innovative methodologies.

She is active in the wider market and social research space as a member of the MRS &more leadership team, sitting on the working group for the MRS People & Talent programme within the new and returning talent workstream and on the committee for Social Researchers of Colour (SROC). She is active on conferences and panels within the industry, often advocating for young researchers. Recently she was recognised as a finalist for MRS young researcher of the year and a Significant Insights 30 under 30 honouree.

Carolina is a mixed methodology researcher at Kadence International and holds a degree in Marketing and Advertising from Edith Cowan University (Australia). She has lived in 3 countries – Sweden, Australia and the UK – and has a keen interest in identifying cultural nuances and stereotypes.

She loves adventure, and a highlight was when she climbed Mount Ngauruhoe in New Zealand, better known as Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings.



&more gives young researchers regular opportunities to get involved in sector initiatives to boost their careers and professional network.

Lead the way for young researchers and make your mark via MRS initiatives and opportunities to get involved with other networks and associated organisations e.g., MRBA, AMSR and AQR

The latest opportunities will be posted here, and you may also find the following pages interesting:

  • MRS Schools Outreach Programme   - a series of visits to schools to raise the profile and create awareness of market research as a career, giving students aged 13 – 18 all they need to know to find their route into this engaging profession. Speakers in the first few years of their research career are a vital part of this initiative. Email for more info on how to get involved.
  • MRS & AQR University Roadshow – an annual, online programme of events to raise awareness of market research as a career. We need enthusiastic research practitioners who are passionate about raising the profile of research to speak at these events. Email for more info on how to get involved.
  • MRBA (Market Research Benevolent Association) – exists to provide financial support and advice to individual colleagues experiencing real hardship, who work or have worked in any aspect of market research, and who are based in the UK. Find out more on how to get involved here.
  • AMSR (Archive of Market and Social Research) – a living, searchable digitised archive of high-quality research data and commentary. Drawn from the output of respected market research and social research practitioners over many decades, it forms an inspiring source of insight for those seeking to explore the dynamics of change. Find out more on how to get involved here.

There are several ways for &more members to connect and stay updated. Follow us at @TweetMRSandmore and join us on LinkedIn.

There’s also a dedicated Slack group where members can stay in touch between events, share peer support and career tips and connect informally. If you’d like to join, just email for more info.

You may also be interested in joining/following:

Young Persons' Sustainability Collective: Supported by &more, the Collective empowers young researchers to create a sustainable future and promotes sustainability within the market research & insights industry.

@TweetMRSpride: The MRS network uniting LGBTQ+ talent and allies across the research, insight and analytics sector.

@tweetMRSunLTD: MRS Unlimited, the network for those who want to change the way the research sector, business and wider society behave around disability.

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