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Student Minds: Covid-19 and Student Mental Health: Supporting the most impacted groups

Posted by Ella Higham on May 13, 2021

On 22nd April 2021, Tribal virtually attended a Student Minds led event - Covid-19 and Student Mental Health: Supporting the most impacted groups webinar, with the hope to listen to students’ experiences and learn about new resources available via Student Space. As a Student Space Comms Champion Tribal want to share the content and resources to our audience.

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Topics: Blog, Student Support, Covid-19, Student wellbeing

Tips on how colleges can help students recover from a crisis of pandemic confidence

Posted by Ella Higham on May 10, 2021

According to mental health charity, Mind, nearly three-quarters (73%) of students said their mental health declined during the lockdown. As we begin to emerge from the seismic effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, thoughts turn to the longer-term impact of over a year of isolation, upheaval, and disrupted learning.

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student wellbeing

Digital transformation in FE In conversation with FE Principals

Posted by Ella Higham on May 6, 2021

According to The EdTech Report 2019/2020, it was predicted that by 2021 the UK EdTech sector would reach £3.4 billion. Despite this, findings show that more needs to be done to ensure UK schools and colleges are getting enough access to educational technology. In Northern Ireland, 3 in 4 teachers admitted that the children they teach don't have enough access to educational technology, with teachers in North East, West Midlands, Greater London, North West, and Wales agreeing. 

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Digital Transformation

Getting your 2021 TAG process right

Posted by Mat Kirby on May 4, 2021

Leeds City College’s successful CAG process in 2020 resulted in just 24 appeals out of 29,000 qualifications, of which just 6 were upheld. In this article, Head of English and Maths, Jonny Diamond, and Director Quality of Education, Carol Layall, discuss how they achieved that, and consider the lessons learned to inform the 2021 TAG process.

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Topics: Further Education, Quality Mark, Blog

10 features of highly effective remote learning provision

Posted by Cliff Mainey on April 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant disruption to our education system - on the one hand, it has turbo-charged the development of remote learning solutions; but on the other hand, it has presented many new challenges and dramatically shaken up the way our children are taught.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years, Quality Mark, Blog, Remote learning

Tribal invests in customer value with new Partner Manager

Posted by Ella Higham on April 15, 2021

In conversation with James Solomon 


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Topics: Blog, Cloud Technology, Digital Transformation

Engaging with mature students through social media

Posted by Beth Jones on April 12, 2021

What is a mature student?

A mature student is anyone over 21 years of age at the beginning of their undergraduate studies, or over 25 at the beginning of their postgraduate studies

Since lockdown began, the availability of online learning, desires to change career, and want of a new challenge has led to the highest increase in mature students applying to university than ever before. With more and more adults considering going back to school, is your marketing strategy targeting them effectively? Here are our 5 tips on how you can use social media to attract and engage with mature students.

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Topics: Blog, Marketing, Student Engagement

96% of students are using their college app to stay in touch

Posted by Sarah Athow-Frost on April 7, 2021

Our latest survey of students using our Engage app shows that app technology is still the method of communication most preferred by today’s learners.

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student Engagement

Get ready for the future of predictive analytics: 5 actions for universities and colleges

Posted by Tribal Group on April 1, 2021

Predictive analytics will be the next logical step for many organisations, as educational institutions become increasingly data-led when making strategic decisions and the results, reports, and insights gained from predictive analytics continue to become more accessible. With more staff and stakeholders gaining access to data, predictive analytics will be integral to different roles across the institution.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Blog, Cloud Technology

Turning your Admissions Process into an Application Experience

Posted by Daniel Barrass on March 29, 2021

Adapt, adapt, adapt. Perhaps one of the most used words by higher education educators in 2020, and it will no doubt remain on everyone’s lips well beyond this academic yearA challenge made even harder when the institution’s legacy administrative systems and operating models, far from simplifying, are teetering between over-complexity and inertia. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Digital Transformation, Student Engagement