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10 tips for successful benchmarking

Posted by Nick Pidgeon on May 8, 2018

See how colleges’ senior leaders are using benchmarking to improve performance and student outcomes. Whether the catalyst is the need to shape the cost-base to improve student outcomes, or to identify potential savings, or to monitor growth or investment plans, benchmarking delivers invaluable strategic insight to college leaders. But what is the best way to approach such an exercise? The following checklist covers the most important aspects of a successful benchmarking project.

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Topics: Further Education

Data accuracy looms as major challenge facing educations, survey finds

Posted by Tribal Group on April 12, 2018


Data consistency and its accuracy in support of legislation compliance and driving positive student outcomes are the biggest daily challenges for those working in and delivering education across Australia and New Zealand.  That’s according to the “Global Education Market Study” conducted by Tribal Group, a pioneering world leader of education software and services.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Schools & Early Years

Specialist colleges - how can you improve your serious incident reporting?

Posted by Tribal Group on April 9, 2018

The everyday challenges of reporting pastoral incidents are many and varied – and getting things back on track after the incident often requires a coordinated response to ensure the wellbeing of the learner and the success of their next class… so how do outstanding specialist colleges manage this process?

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Topics: Further Education

Finding the right person to lead the change - managing software implementation.

Posted by Prue Beams on March 20, 2018

It is widely recognised that no matter how effectively a software implementation is managed, its initial uptake and long-term success lies firmly in the hands of the project’s change team. There are many things to consider when assembling this team, such as what type of person should lead this effort and what support do they need? Should they come from within the organisation or from a third-party provider?

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Schools & Early Years

How to convince your manager that you should attend the Tribal Empower Conference

Posted by Sophie Fryer on March 9, 2018

In June 2018, for the first time ever, Tribal is combining the SITS:Vision, Maytas and ebs user conferences to bring you the Tribal Empower Conference.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

6 ways to brighten up your Blue Monday

Posted by Sophie Fryer on January 15, 2018

If something feels a bit 'off' today, or if you have arrived into work a little deflated, then it's no coincidence. Today is Blue Monday, the supposed 'saddest day of the year'.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Education in 2018 – what you need to think about

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on January 9, 2018

The last few years have seen leaders across the world bring in major changes that affect education, from the Gonski 2.0 funding changes, and the Higher Education Reform Package in Australia to the Apprenticeship Levy, Higher Education and Research Act, and Technical and Further Education Act in the UK. Brexit continues to dominate the headlines in the UK with growing concern and uncertainty on how our ‘divorce’ from Europe will impact students seeking an education in the UK. Meanwhile new technologies that were only emerging a few years ago are now becoming a part of our everyday lives and a part of the classroom.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

AoC Winter Finance: 2018 – A quiet year for colleges?

Posted by Nick Pidgeon on December 12, 2017

Sleet and snow, formed the seasonal backdrop for this year’s AoC Winter Finance Conference. 40 delegates triumphed over difficult conditions to make it to London – and they were glad they did. As ever, the winter conference, timed for just after the Budget, was enormously informative.

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Topics: Further Education

Digital strategy in FE: Embracing the change

Posted by Mat Kirby on December 8, 2017

The pace of change in technology is affecting every industry and education is no different. Students’ expectations have and continue to change.

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Topics: Further Education

Technology matters.  How to convince your manager to invest in tech

Posted by Hannah Muckersie on November 22, 2017

Have you ever been frustrated by an Excel spreadsheet, when the formula breaks, and you don’t know where you went wrong? Or have you ever forgotten to follow up with a prospective student, and wish you hadn’t let them disengage with your university? Or spent hours manually typing the names and contact details of your learners, with a niggling feeling in your mind that there must be a better way. We have all been there, be it an HR Administrator of an employer, part of the Student Administration team in a university, or an Apprenticeship Manager of a college.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability