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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 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

How can your university improve student engagement?

Posted by Daniel Barrass on March 18, 2021

In fact, the first question must be why is student engagement so important?

Well, its the lifeblood of your university. Without happy, inquisitive, thought-provoking and challenging students, a university would be a very sterile place – not conducive to learning, stifling creative thinking or crushing ambition. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Student experience, Student Engagement

3 myths about predictive analytics in Education: exposed

Posted by Tribal Group on March 15, 2021

Common misconceptions about predictive analytics in the education sector

Examples of predictive analytics are everywhere, and the education sector is no exception. The approach uses historical student data to create models that help forecast future problems or opportunities. Educational institutions are using existing student data to gain insights on current or future student performance.

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

Student Minds Resources

Posted by Ella Higham on March 12, 2021

There are currently around 2.4 million students at UK universities, with one in three suffering from clinical levels of psychological distress during these formative years.

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Student experience, Student

Predictive analytics is transforming Higher and Further Education – here’s how

Posted by Lucy Judge on March 8, 2021

Predictive analytics is invisible, yet its benefits are highly tangible. The use of predictive analytics can bring a range of advantages to all educational settings; the ability to easily access and interpret results and attainment data is integral to any institution’s forward-planning. A holistic, systematic approach to using data will unquestionably drive improvements to standards across the whole institution.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Blog, Student experience

The student mental health crisis and the role of technology

Posted by Charlotte Boaden on March 4, 2021

Safeguarding student wellbeing and mental health is a challenge faced by all universities and colleges. As time has passed, student wellbeing has become a major focus for Higher Education institutions as student support services come under increased pressure. Wellbeing and mental health are vital parts of creating a positive student experience, with any issues impacting both social and academic student life.

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Student experience

In conversation with Jon Baldwin…

Posted by Daniel Barrass on March 1, 2021

There is no doubt that the past twelve months has made everyone, regardless of sector, think on their feet and adapt to new ways of living and working. One sector that has shone throughout is Higher Educationswitching their focus from centuries of face-to-face teaching to a completely digital provision within days, showing just how adaptable and resilient they are 

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Cloud Technology