A Hung Parliament, what does it mean for education?

It is a result that many hadn’t expected, certainly when the general election campaigns began in May, that we would be waking up to a hung parliament.

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The top five things to look for in a Student Management System

A leading student management system will help you manage the entire student journey from enquiry and recruitment through to graduation and alumni. It should also have a high-level of flexibility and configurability to accommodate the unique requirements of different training and local regulatory…

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Top tips for understanding the best ways of working with a Student Management System

Getting the most out of anything can be difficult, sometimes impossible. Consider some other things in life – a mobile phone or better still a new car.  You watch the TV advert of the car speeding along a traffic-free mountain road and imagine yourself at the wheel.  The car accelerates through…

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Election 2017 - education policies at a glance

With the general election not far away what are the three main political parties saying about education?  We have compiled all the key points and main pledges so you can see at a glance what each party are promising.

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Administrators, what can you do with a minute?

Managing time (or simply the notion of not having enough of it), seems to be a daily challenge for all learning providers. We asked providers from the further and higher education space as well as the work-based learning sector; to tell us their common day to day headaches; and we weren’t…

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Are postgraduate students happy with their student experience?

Over half a million students take a postgraduate course in the UK every year. And today, these students have a world of choice, informed by personal recommendations from those who have made the journey before. To be confident of healthy recruitment tomorrow, education providers need to be…

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The impact of the Brexit vote on foreign students studying in the UK

All of us in the world of education will remember where we were the morning of 24th June 2016. The first email I received was from a colleague in the deep south of New South Wales.  The shock waves had travelled across the world and back while most Brits were still sleeping.

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What can the education sector learn from Marketing Week Live?

Like thousands of other marketers, I visited the Marketing Week Live conference at London Olympia in March. I had my list of sessions in hand eager to learn and left re-energised ready to implement my new findings.

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News Analysis Focus for 2017 – Online Higher Education in 30 Countries

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education's (OBHE) remit is a big one - the multitude of transnational higher education models, the plethora of commercial players active in the sector, and the complexities of online learning. This “borderless” higher education is dynamic, exciting and…

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What does it mean to foster ‘Global Graduates’?

Numerous universities across the world are promoting internationalisation and trying to foster ‘global graduates’. However, it can be confusing to know what this really means and how it can be achieved.

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