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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

Beyond software: bringing more to our customer implementations

Posted by Prue Beams on February 21, 2019

Partnering with institutions to deliver successful IT change programmes means more to Tribal than supplying the software. Tribal provides the right solutions and thought leadership to ensure your programme is successful and is the only partner that has a full delivery methodology toolkit covering:

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Topics: Higher Education

Ensuring success: Insights into rapid software implementations

Posted by Prue Beams on February 18, 2019

Thankfully, gone are the days of five-year Student Information System (SIS) implementations.  The drive for competitive advantage, and the need for faster benefit realisation, means there is a growing trend of customers demanding a more rapid and agile approach to both software development and project delivery.

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Topics: Higher Education

Smarter learning – how data analytics is shaking up the education sector

Posted by Liam Banks on February 14, 2019

It’s been dubbed ‘the new oil’ and businesses around the globe are scrambling to exploit the repositories of data in their keeping, in a bid to extract actionable insights that can give them an edge on the competition.

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Topics: Higher Education

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

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

Tribal HE evening: The five-minute interview

Posted by Daniel Barrass on January 7, 2019

Tribal recently held an evening of wide-ranging discussion and opinion on the state of higher education.  This included a contirbutions on how the policy framework and rapid technological change interact with each other; increasing participation levels over time; investment in the student experience; and fax machines!   

Based on the many challenges we face as a sector, we asked four colleagues for their thoughts on what higher education will look like in the future.

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Topics: Higher Education

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