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Daniel Barrass

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Higher Education Marketing Business Partner, Tribal Group

Recent Posts

Tribal HE evening: The five-minute interview

Posted by Daniel Barrass on January 7, 2019

Tribal recently held an evening of wide-ranging discussion and opinion on the state of higher education.  This included a contirbutions on how the policy framework and rapid technological change interact with each other; increasing participation levels over time; investment in the student experience; and fax machines!   

Based on the many challenges we face as a sector, we asked four colleagues for their thoughts on what higher education will look like in the future.

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Topics: Higher Education

An irresistible force meets an immovable object

Posted by Daniel Barrass on November 1, 2018

When it comes to education, can Government policy-makers ever hope to keep up with rapid technology change? Should it even be a considerationDoes, in fact, policy-making conflict with the rapid technological advances within Higher Education?  And does either improve student success? So many questions, but do you agree with the experts on this?

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Topics: Higher Education

Working with training providers – an employer perspective

Posted by Daniel Barrass on July 9, 2018

Apprenticeships are a core part of BT’s Talent Strategy; ensuring they maintain and develop a highly skilled workforce. Recent reforms have allowed BT to link their apprenticeship strategy strongly to their culture and development principles.  BT have used apprenticeships to fund initiatives that address attraction, retention and performance challenges through developing internal career pathways with accredited learning solutions. 

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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 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

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