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A mobile app for education: Using an app for a slick enrolment process

Posted by Lauren Hancox on November 8, 2018

NESCOT, a further and higher education college in Epsom UK, has a mission, to be the college of choice for their students, employers, local community and staff. A mission that they are living every day. We met with staff and students at the college recently to see how they are using app technology to forge new relationships and break down communication barriers in a time of huge change for their students…

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

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

Posted by Lauren Hancox on November 5, 2018

NESCOT, a further and higher education college in Epsom UK, is a tech-first college. They have truly embraced the need to communicate with their students on a familiar, interactive and instant channel. We found out first-hand how the college uses its NESCOMMS app (a college branded version of Tribal's Student Engage app), when we spent the day with them.

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Topics: Further Education, 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

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.

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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.  

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

The role of digital disruption in higher education

Posted by Tribal Group on August 27, 2018

Digital transformation is taking place across all industries, and it is changing business models. Having remained free of large-scale change for more than a century, Australian universities are experiencing digital disruption that would transform the sector and signal a change to the traditional university model.

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Topics: Higher Education

The role of data in improving the student experience

Posted by Tribal Group on August 6, 2018

With increased university fees, high living expenses, and the increased competition for graduate jobs; students are becoming more selective about where they choose to study, and this is having an impact on universities.

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Topics: Higher Education

Evolving Australia’s universities in an era of rapid change

Posted by Tribal Group on July 26, 2018

They’re the backbone of the nation’s tertiary education sector, however many Australian universities are in need of  fundamental change.

The processes and workflows that have supported their functioning for decades are no longer sufficient. If universities are to continue to effectively meet the requirements of students, some essential shifts are required.

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Topics: 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.

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