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Global Education Market Survey: 2018 review

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on November 12, 2018

2017 was a year full of changes for education, from the way we think about delivering education, how we ensure quality and stay compliant, to how we can continue to not just match, but exceed student expectations. So, at the end of 2017 we surveyed the market to understand the real challenges and issues people working in education face.

Our survey considered the following:

  • The biggest daily challenges facing staff.
  • The top three challenges for the education sector in 2018.
  • The top three priorities for the education sector in 2018.

Over 380 people responded from over 290 institutions around the world and we gathered some valuable insights. You can read our summary report here.

Global Market Survey

What the results told us

Four key themes developed from our findings:

  1. Data consistency and accuracy are a daily challenge
  2. How to recruit learners and students amidst growing competition
  3. The impact of apprenticeship reforms on the education sector
  4. Meeting student expectations for access to information systems

Drawing upon our experience and working with our customers we published a series of blog posts and white papers exploring these themes in more detail, you can read them by clicking the links below;

Student data and GDPR – what are their rights?

The role of data in improving the student experience

Learning from data to improve student outcomes

Whitepaper - The world is getting smarter: Better technology, better learning

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

Why are 94% of student communication strategies failing to engage?

Student recruitment, it's a lot like dating

What is the Apprenticeship Levy? A quick guide

Are you an employer who's new to apprenticeships?

Choosing the right apprenticeship training provider

Working with training providers – an employer perspective

Whitepaper - Student Experience - Expectation Versus Reality   

How emerging technologies are changing university life for Gen Z students

The value of dedicated student communication

A mobile app for education: Using app communication to reduce anxiety

The next question

Our survey really helped us to explore current trends and understand further the challenges facing all those that work in the education sector. However, a lot has happened since then so as we start to come towards the end of 2018 we are really interested to know if you think things have changed or stayed the same. As we look to 2019 we would really love to know what you think are going to be the key challenges that lay ahead.

If you can spare five minutes and want to add your opinion and thoughts to our current survey then please get involved.

Start the Survey

 To say thank you for your time if you fully complete the survey and provide your email, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher*.

All individual data is treated with confidence. We will provide an informative summary of the results of this survey once it has been closed. If you would like to receive this please tick the appropriate box at the end of the survey.


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

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Written by Nathaniel Harvatt