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The TEF: One year in

Posted by Daniel Barrass on November 2, 2017

As the dust settles from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) year one and universities completing their next intake of students, we take a look at the impact it has had.

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Topics: Higher Education

Satisfied students - using data to improve the student experience

Posted by Guy Perring on October 26, 2017

A recent visit to a university in South East Asia highlighted for me another aspect of the student experience that I hadn’t perhaps thought about in any depth. The head of admissions explained that they had just begun to reach out to their alumni and some had come back saying that they weren’t interested because their experience at the university had been so poor. They got the qualification that led to a job and hopefully a rewarding career, but didn’t look back on their university life with any fondness and were unwilling to re-engage with the university or contribute to a fund-raising drive.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Global Education Market Survey: What's in a question?

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on October 23, 2017
Earlier this year we launched our ‘Global Education Market Survey’ at a time when new leaders across the world were bringing in changes, from the controversial appointment of Betsy DeVos in America to the Gonski 2.0 funding changes, and Higher Education Reform Package in Australia to the Apprenticeship Levy, Higher Education and Research Act, and Technical and Further Education Act in the UK.

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

10 questions about social media and digital transformation

Posted by Eric Stoller on August 7, 2017

At last month's Tribal SITS Conference in Wales, the digital transformation panel received more questions than it had time to answer. Receiving a plethora of queries from conference attendees via the web, I joined Jayne Aldridge, Executive Director of AMOSSHE / Director of Services for Students Kingston University and Andrew Meikle, Head of Corporate Information Systems at Lancaster University, to answer a variety pack of questions pertaining to all things digital plus higher education.

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Topics: Higher Education

Education evolution not revolution

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on July 12, 2017

Tribal's Product Marketing Manager, Nathaniel Harvatt takes a look at the evolution of music vs education over the years - and the similarities and differences between the two.

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

Celebrating inspiring educators - University of St Andrews

Posted by Lauren Hancox on July 6, 2017

Our visit to the University of St Andrews was an unusual one as it started with a trip to the local airport. After battling with holiday makers, a short flight, a tram, two trains, and a taxi, we finally made it to sunny St Andrews, an afternoon ahead of our filming schedule. We took the time to look around the beautiful town and get some ideas for general visual shots in our latest case study with the prestigious university.

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Topics: Higher Education

Five Top Tips for Integrating International and Domestic Students

Posted by Carolin Debray & Helen Spencer-Oatey on July 4, 2017

Numerous studies have indicated that universities face challenges regarding international and domestic students’ integration. Carolin Debray and Helen Spencer-Oatey from the University of Warwick uncover what this means, if it matters, and what can be done about it.

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Topics: Higher Education

A Hung Parliament, what does it mean for education?

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on June 9, 2017

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

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

Posted by Tribal Group on June 2, 2017

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 requirements.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

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

Posted by Daniel Barrass on June 1, 2017

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 the hairpins easily - no bus lanes, cyclists or potholes – just you, the road and the soundtrack from a Bond movie. 

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Topics: Higher Education