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Using benchmarking to navigate funding cuts in Arts Universities

Posted by Tribal Group on November 15, 2021

Benchmarking has long been considered by strategic leaders in education to be a vital tool for data-driven decision-making. Particularly in times of sector restructure or funding cuts, benchmarking data is used by individual institutions to mitigate risks and stabilise or strengthen their financial position by modelling operations on similar, leaner universities. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Benchmarking

Individual learning plans (ILPs) and Ofsted

Posted by Carla Martinho on November 12, 2021

How ILPs create naturally occurring evidence for Ofsted 

In 2019 Ofsted launched their new Education Inspection Framework(EIF),representing a significant shift in focus from qualification achievement rates as a key indicator of quality to giving learners  "...the knowledge and skills for future learning and employment" and “…the cultural capital they need to succeed in life."
(Source: Intent, Education inspection framework, Updated 23 July 2021)

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student experience

Things are looking up for international students

Posted by Guy Perring on November 9, 2021

Over the last few months, we’ve been filled with hope as institutions have begun to open their doors to students from around the world. Inevitably, countries have taken differing approaches with some more cautious than others, but what remains clear is a desire at all levels to get back to some form of normalcy and with a return to our campuses we can begin to re-create those vibrant communities of learning.

If you want to know how students are really feeling we, at Tribal i-graduate, are uniquely positioned to give insights in real time on the global views of international students. Our bi-annual student barometer process is now live (since early October) and we already have responses from over 7,000 students. Each participating institution gets a ‘live’ dashboard of their own key results and we can aggregate the data to give everyone a global view. The data we have highlighted here is from 8th November 2021, so as up to date as you could possibly wish!

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Student experience, i-graduate, Student wellbeing, International students

Inclusive learning plans: inspiring all learners to thrive

Posted by Gabriella Walshaw on October 27, 2021

ILPs, or individual learning plans, first began as a way to help learners understand how to succeed. Although they are often now pinned to academic outcomes like specific grades or qualifications, they can and do still help learners at every level take their next steps.  

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Topics: Further Education, Blog

University mental health and wellbeing services – what’s next?

Posted by Ella Higham on October 26, 2021

How can universities keep up with student expectations for support services? - Panel discussion at the Higher Education Conference 2021

The past year has proved the importance of university mental health services in uncertain times. A recent report from the digital charity Mental Health Innovations revealed that the university experience had been far from rosy for many students, who have had to navigate the usual stressors and anxieties now compounded in the landscape of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Student Support, Student wellbeing

Benchmarking the student experience across Singapore

Posted by Guy Perring on October 19, 2021

We have been working in the Singapore private sector for the last 6 years providing benchmarking of the student experience using the Student Barometer. This has contributed towards enhancing quality and providing key benchmarking data which institutions have used for their external audits from CPE as well as contributing to EduTrust status.

For all of us, the last 18 months have been some of the most challenging of our professional and personal lives. We maintained at Tribal i-graduate that it was vital that institutions continued to listen to students to ensure they were still meeting their needs.

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Student experience, Internationalisation, Asia, i-graduate, Student Barometer

The international student experience in Europe – 2021 findings from the ISB

Posted by Nannett on October 18, 2021

What makes an international student decide on an institution? And what makes them recommend that institution to prospective international students? Just two questions that universities across the globe are asking themselves. Two questions the International Student Barometer (ISB) helps answer, specifically for that institution and within a national, regional, global or bespoke benchmark to understand the comparison to other higher education institutions.  

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Topics: Blog, School Improvement, Internationalisation, Europe

What is an individual learning plan (ILP)?

Posted by Gabriella Walshaw on September 28, 2021

What does ILP mean in education?

ILP stands for individual learning plan or individualised learning plan. ILPs define a learner’s academic, personal, and employment goals. They separate these goals into individual targets, accompanied by reviews – the educational equivalent of professional appraisals.

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student experience

Five steps to create an effective ILP

Posted by Gabriella Walshaw on September 28, 2021

What should an ILP include?

Individual learning plans (ILPs) can guide your learners to success, as long as you understand how to structure them. In this blog, we’ll help you understand what should an ILP include, habit-layering, and how to use coaching conversations to develop your learners’ independence.

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Topics: Further Education, Blog, Student experience

Tribal celebrates customers leading the way by joining Student Minds new University Mental Health Charter Programme

Posted by Ella Higham on September 23, 2021

Tribal is proud to work with the vast proportion of the 41 universities that have recently joined Student Minds University Mental Health Charter. The first 32 universities were announced in July, with a further 9 institutions signing up in September. The team at tribal are delighted that so many of their customers are demonstrating a commitment to improving support for staff and student mental health in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Student wellbeing