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How can benchmarking help demonstrate the true value of TAFE providers and support their continuous improvement?

Posted by Tribal Group on August 8, 2019

A key role of TAFE (Technical and Further Education) providers is to contribute to the effective and efficient use of public funds for vocational education and training, but also to ensure access to and equity of vocational education and training for the communities they serve. Here we explore how benchmarking can be used as an effective tool to demonstrate how TAFE providers successfully achieve this.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Blog

That's all folks! Tribal's Empower Conference 2019 is a wrap!

Posted by Ella Higham on August 1, 2019

On 16-17th July, Tribal hosted the second Empower Conference at the ICC, Birmingham. The event offered customers from the higher education, further education, skills, training and employers sectors an opportunity to gain insights into the world of education from the 60 hours' worth of content given by our inspirational speakers, that’s 2 hours short of the entire eight seasons of Game of Thrones!

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

TAFEs in Australia – Mastering the multi-dimensions of their public purpose

Posted by Craig Fowler on June 17, 2019

As a principle of business strategy in any competitive market, success is typically built on knowing what you are good at and succeeding in one, or at most two, of three dimensions; be it high volume low margin efficiency; or customer intimacy in persuasive differentiated services; or innovative high quality product leadership. By virtue of their history and public purpose, TAFEs (Technical and Further Education) however have a multidimensional challenge. The expectation of their role as a ‘public provider’ is to be excellent in all these dimensions, whilst being ‘arms-length’ yet (part) tied to objectives, resourcing and desired outcomes as maybe directed by their public-ownership.

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Topics: Further Education, Blog

Empowering Education Malaysia event recap

Posted by Jenny Wong on May 20, 2019

On the 3rd of April this year Tribal hosted its very first Empowering Education Seminar in Malaysia. At the event delegates learned how institutions can improve rankings, financial performance, student experience, results, retention and recruitment. The seminar included keynote presentations and panel discussions with senior leaders from across the Malaysian Education sector. They were joined by Tribal experts from our software and education services business. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Blog

Student experience for Gen Z: the dos and don'ts

Posted by Tribal Group on May 20, 2019

No one in education is in any doubt that to ‘reach’ Gen Z students and provide the experiences they are looking for, colleges and universities need to embrace the latest technology. This new generation of students expect a personalised student experience - one that’s tailored to their particular needs, wants, interests, and their preferred methods of communication. And increasingly, student experience for Gen Z is expanding to include return on investment.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Blog

MIS Managers - advice you don't want to miss!

Posted by Lauren Hancox on May 16, 2019
Tribal's annual customer conference, the Tribal Empower Conference, is packed full of advice specifically aimed at helping MIS Managers get the most out of their ebs system and gain knowledge on key topics such as reporting, GDPR, outcome frameworks and much more. Here are a few things the conference addresses:  

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

FE College Finance – why a collaborative approach to performance benchmarking will set the new standard in FE…

Posted by Phil Moseley on May 3, 2019

Collaboration in FE is not a new concept, particularly when it comes to provision  (with an ITP or HEI) and/or shared services (such as HR and Payroll). Indeed, many colleges engage frequently with and benefit from collaborating with their AoC (or other) regional network. But what we are yet to see as a sector, is colleges regularly engaging in formal relationships with others around performance benchmarking… 

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Topics: Further Education, Blog

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, Blog

5 reasons why you should become a Tribal Empower Conference exhibitor

Posted by Jemma Legg on March 25, 2019

In June 2018, Tribal hosted the first Empower Conference at the ICC, Birmingham. Due to the immense success of the event, Empower Conference 2019 is set to be even bigger. So, what makes this conference different and why should you exhibit? 

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

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, Blog