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Five reasons you should be attending the Tribal Empower Conference 

Posted by Lauren Hancox on April 4, 2019

You're a long-standing Tribal customer and thinking about attending the Tribal Empower Conference. But you're busy. Budgets are tight. Your manager wants return on investment. Time away from the day job can be difficult to muster … but logic is in the logician.   

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

Launching your college app: tips from the world of social media

Posted by Hannah Cutting on March 4, 2019

We know that students want an easy and familiar way to communicate with their fellow students and tutors, through our research into students’ communication preferences. You may have heard that in-house apps are paving the way forward in communication within UK universities and colleges, in the form of private social media apps. Once an institution has invested in an app, they have the daunting task of getting hundreds, if not thousands of students to engage with the new tool. Here’s some tips we’ve identified through researching some of the biggest and best social media apps and accounts, to help make your in-house social media app launch and adoption a success.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Modelling the impact of changing enrolment patterns in post-secondary education

Posted by Mat Kirby on February 28, 2019

Many OECD countries currently face falling domestic enrolments. Universities have been able to successfully prop their numbers up by looking to the international student market for a number of years, but there is increased concern about an unsustainable over-reliance on international students.  

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

Improving financial performance and mitigating risk in post-secondary restructures

Posted by Mat Kirby on February 25, 2019

Post-secondary education systems regularly change as a result of new government policy, or the introduction of initiatives to tackle under-performance in student outcomes or financial terms. 

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

Communicating more effectively with students? There's an app for that.

Posted by Liam Banks on February 11, 2019

Students who feel engaged with their courses and institutions are more likely to succeed and less likely to drop out; key considerations for providers in Australasia’s competitive vocational and higher education sector.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

The right levers to move Scottish Colleges forward

Posted by Mat Kirby on February 7, 2019

There is no silver bullet Scotland’s colleges can use in the efficiency and performance improvement battle, but with careful, informed and accurate pulling of the right levers, the sector can be in good shape to meet the challenging targets being set. 

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Topics: Further Education

Empowering Education: For anyone who wants to try

Posted by Lauren Hancox on February 7, 2019

They say a picture can paint a thousand words…. But how many words can a 60 second video paint? Just shy of around two million if you read the research. This, combined with living in such an attention deficit economy, we decided that the way to demonstrate the power of our brand was to show it. To show the different ways that our customers' 'customers' engage with education, all over the world.

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

What’s stopping UK education leaders moving to the cloud?

Posted by Mat Kirby on December 3, 2018

As cloud spend in UK education is tipped to hit £125m by 2020/21, what are the reasons some leaders might not be quite so quick to jump on the adoption curve?

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Top drivers for UK education cloud adoption

Posted by Mat Kirby on November 26, 2018

With cloud spending within UK education predicted to increase to £125m by 2020/21 some might be forgiven for thinking that moving to the cloud is an objective in itself. Fortunately, education leaders are seeing beyond the technological implementation side of things and focusing on the outcomes cloud brings about. And certainly, in UK education, there are 3 key strategic areas leaders are looking to address through cloud – flexibility/scalability, cost effectiveness/reduced capital expenditure, and efficiency/agility, which account for 68% of the drivers for cloud adoption [1].

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Four catalysts causing the ranks of cloud adopters in UK education to swell

Posted by Mat Kirby on November 22, 2018

Challenging the status quo is a fairly common practice for leaders in any sector, but one area that has remained relatively unchallenged in education is that of how traditionally back-office systems are deployed. Despite advances in cloud-based technology, on-premise has remained the dominant option, especially for student information systems. However, between 2015/16 and 2020/21 academic years, cloud spending within UK education is predicted to increase by nearly 70% from £74M to £125M [1] as leaders look to the cloud to help tackle their strategic challenges.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education