Tribal Group Blog

Tribal Group Blog

Recent Posts

What is the Apprenticeship Levy? A quick guide

Posted by Tribal Group on September 13, 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect on 6 April 2017. The purpose of the levy is to encourage employers to invest in Apprenticeship Programmes and to raise additional funds to improve the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. The levy is set to raise £3 billion with a view to funding three million new apprenticeships by 2020. All businesses – whether they pay the tax or not – can access the Apprenticeship Levy.

Read More

Topics: Skills, Training and Employability, Further Education, Higher Education

Student recruitment, it's a lot like dating

Posted by Lauren Hancox on August 30, 2018

We recently carried out a survey to all education providers in the UK and Asia Pacific (APAC). We asked those filling out the survey to tell us their priorities for 2018. In the UK, 80% of all sectors said student recruitment and retention were their main priorities. In APAC, around 65% said the same.  

Read More

Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

How wide is the digital divide in education?

Posted by Tribal Group on July 16, 2018

If you’ve been reading our blogs in this series, you’ll have seen how the technology necessary for cloud-based blended and distance learning as well as MOOCs is undoubtedly more prolific and cheaper than it ever has been – hence more and more educators around the world are moving to the cloud. Yet many argue that the digital divide is widening: the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not.

Read More

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

What happens when teaching is no longer restrained to the classroom?

Posted by Tribal Group on June 7, 2018

The need for more learner-centred systems (over institution and educator dictated systems) is growing. After all, digital natives demand flexible and tailored services – their apps and lifestyle tools are increasingly 24/7 and accessible from smart devices. Cloud-based apps are loved by resident students, blended students and distance students alike: students are empowered.

Read More

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

A best-practice checklist for action planning

Posted by Tribal Group on June 6, 2018

An audit may often be the root-cause of a quality improvement plan – but it doesn’t have to be. Having a robust evidence-based quality improvement process is not just for auditors – it can also help attract talented staff and students.  So here’s our checklist for action planning with a difference:

Read More

Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

College apps: The communication revolution in education

Posted by Tribal Group on June 4, 2018

The last couple of blogs in this series have reviewed the need for an app for colleges and have highlighted that if you have the right tools and processes in place to communicate with students effectively – you’ll deliver a great ‘Student Experience’ that students will love, thrive on, and advocate.

Read More

Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

The Cloud, SaaS, and Automation – and what it means for the education sector

Posted by Tribal Group on May 31, 2018

If you’ve kept an eye on education software solution providers over the past 12 months, chances are their latest or soon to be major release is SaaS. When surveyed, 96 per cent of UK universities and 35 per cent of schools have implemented some sort of cloud technology in 2017. 

Read More

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

Tips on how to build financial resilience and improve educational performance

Posted by Tribal Group on May 30, 2018

Gone are the days where educational institutions were measured by their successful achievements as well as their reputation. Nowadays, people consider the institution’s dynamism coupled with their achievements and successful marketing to ascertain quality education. Any educational institution will want to rank higher and be the first in mind when it comes to students choosing their destination. To do that you need to stay abreast of, and be able to adapt to the changing environment and demands.

Perhaps the more pertinent question is how do you stay relevant and know where to improve?  

Read More

Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Choosing an app for students – four things to consider

Posted by Tribal Group on May 29, 2018

In our previous blog in this series we shared some recent research into the way that students prefer to communicate with their education provider. But if you’re looking to join the top 6% of institutuons in providing the most sought after kind of Student Experience, you might be interested to read that it’s not just about choosing the best student app.

Read More

Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

A step-by-step guide to the cloud in education and blended learning

Posted by Tribal Group on May 24, 2018

The cloud has been an almighty buzzword in education over the past decade and during its infancy fears of security and dependability were rife. While the initiative was there, secure, reliable and high-speed Internet connections were lacking or cost-prohibitive. Over recent years, this has all changed.

Read More

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