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Investing in student experience, what we can learn from the University of Nottingham

Posted by Tribal Group on April 19, 2018

Studying abroad is on the rise, with UCAS reporting there were 7,300 more applications from international students to British universities in 2018 and 12,400 fewer applications from UK students.  But how are UK universities managing the experience of these international students? Creating the best experience for students improves employability, decreases the universities dropout rates and can influence  TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) ratings.

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Topics: Higher Education

How emerging technologies are changing university life for Gen Z students

Posted by James Oakley on April 12, 2018


Just as rapidly evolving technologies are altering the way businesses serve their customers, they’re having a similar impact on how universities interact with students.

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Topics: Higher 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

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

Universities Australia Conference 2018: Tribal Breakfast Briefing Wrap-Up

Posted by Liam Banks on March 16, 2018

“Modernising the University in an era of rapidly changing technology and solutions” was the topic discussed at the Tribal breakfast briefing during the Universities Australia Conference.

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Topics: Higher Education

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

The real student voice - what do international students really want and need? 

Posted by Guy Perring on March 6, 2018

Those of you on the regular circuit of conferences and workshops in higher education will be more than familiar with discussions on the ‘Student Voice’ and ‘Generation Y,Z’ and the changing demands of students. However, much of the talk is led by academics, baby boomers or data analysts who have carefully collated student opinion. Rarely do we hear from the student themselves who we argue are central to the discussion, but remain peripheral to our conferences and debates.

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Topics: Higher Education

The value of dedicated student communication

Posted by Daniel Barrass on March 6, 2018

Student Experience in 2008 could be summarised as 9am-5pm support, long enrolment queues, paper-based grant applications, and moving from building to building to resolve any issues that may be had. The great hope in 2008 was to be able to enrol from home, ask a question at any time, and receive notifications electronically through email.

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Topics: Higher Education

The Brexit effect – are students more or less likely to study in the UK?

Posted by Rachel Worley on February 27, 2018

Since the 2016 referendum result to leave the European Union was announced, there has been speculation and some concern about the potential impact on student numbers in the UK.    

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Topics: Higher Education

As a University Planner, how can I become more strategic?

Posted by Mat Kirby on February 15, 2018

Against the backdrop of change, particularly in the form of structural change with the Office of Students, a new Education Minister and of course Brexit, University Planners are acknowledging the subtle increasing need to be more strategic. HESPA’s 2018 annual conference, “Strategy in a changing world”, focused on ways for Planners to increase their understanding of the bigger picture and become more of a focal point for strategic business thinking.

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Topics: Higher Education