In recent months, it has become apparent that Universities and Colleges are ‘under attack’ or at risk of data breaches. Both the GDPR and the corresponding UK Data Protection Act (2018) are just two examples of international data breach notification laws that have come into play in recent years. The breadth and complexity of these regulations are proving to be a significant challenge for businesses and the ICO (the UK Data Protection regulator) has shown they are not afraid to impose significant sanctions for those who cannot demonstrate compliance.
London Borough of Merton Council delivers all of its adult education using partner providers. In order to draw down the correct amount of funding, each provider submits an Individual Learner Record (ILR) to Merton Council who combine it ready for submission to the ESFA.
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A ‘Double Excellent’ inclusive college and home to some of the top performing curriculum departments in all of Wales, Bridgend College attracts 5000+ applications from hopeful learners every year.
Leonardo MW Ltd (Leonardo) designs and manufactures a large range of products including helicopters and electronic systems for military applications and is among the top 10 global players in the fields of aerospace, defence and security.
On 11th June 2019 the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) published the snappily titled “Common findings from funding assurance work on post-16 providers and institutions” guidance document. It summarises the findings from the agency’s annual programme of assurance visits (in other words, audits) of providers delivering:
Topics: Further Education
Compared to their private counterparts, TAFEs stack up very differently – but what if we level the playing field? What if we measure not only inputs and outputs, but also outcomes? And how do we do that?
Topics: Higher Education
PeoplePlus, one of the UK’s leading skills and training providers, works concurrently with many thousands of apprentices and across more than 2,000 employer branch sites. Tribal provides PeoplePlus with Maytas, their flexible Learning Management System, alongside e-track and Business Intelligence (BI).
Fanshawe College, based in Canada, is a longstanding i-graduate customer using the International Student Barometer (ISB) to capture crucial data on international student experiences, enabling them to track and compare satisfaction levels.
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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten. CWGC commemorates the war dead, its principal function is to mark, record and maintain the graves and memorials of military service personnel who died in the two World Wars. It maintains cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries, and preserves extensive records and archives.
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Northumbria University, based in the UK, has been a Tribal customer since 2005, when they implemented the SITS:Vision Student Information System. SITS:Vision has enabled the university to transform its student journey through one streamlined and powerful system.
The right solution
Northumbria University chose SITS:Vision and Tribal’s experts to revamp the way their staff collect, analyse, share and act on information. The market leading system supports the university from student recruitment and admissions, through to student support and retention. The software is designed to improve services, provide better access to information, increase accountability, automate processes and ultimately provide a better, seamless student experience.
The university use e:Vision, the SITS:Vision web portal, which can be used by both staff and students at the institution and is compatible with tablets and mobile devices. Northumbria University has developed e:Vision for both staff and students, they use it more and more due to increasing functionality, including bespoke workflows and business processes tailored to their needs.
The university’s internal processes have improved through using SITS:Vision, they are now able to serve up data and functionality to their staff and students, with confidence that the data is correct and based on real insights. It’s much easier for their staff to report on data and check student records, with the reassurance that the records are up-to-date and error free.
Redefining student management
Melinda Cook, Assistant Director / Deputy Academic Registrar at Northumbria University said:
“SITS:Vision gives Northumbria University the ability to interact with our students and academics in one integrated system, reducing any inaccuracy and time wasted by using multiple student information systems. It has enabled us to maximise online processes and automation, saving time and resources for our internal teams.”
Working with Tribal
To conclude, Melinda said:
“We have a good relationship with Tribal and the Tribal team, we are happy with the support we receive, and we collaborate with their team to share our thoughts and suggestions on any enhancements that could be made to the technology.”
Looking to the Future
Northumbria University’s future strategy is to move their systems to the Cloud with the support of Tribal. Moving to the Cloud will ensure university applications are running and connected 24/7, reducing the hassle and stress of managing a student information system.
They are also looking to work with Tribal on the possibilities of better interfacing with SITS:Vision, their CRM and virtual learning environment. Finally, they are looking to enhance their use of SITS:Vision through more workflow processing and using online admissions to support their student recruitment process.
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