My Observation of the NDIS Scheme As an observer, one of the most disruptive changes to the different industries I’ve worked with since 2000 is…
Ben is a self-confessed marketing geek. He’s fascinated by consumer psychology, and is always on the lookout for new ways to attract members to his…
Charities and professional associations rely on information systems to keep running. However there are actually several problems associated with running multiple, disparate IT systems.
We do a lot of work across the not for profit sector and there is a common pain, a theme to the observations and I think an untapped opportunity to deliver a transformational organisational win.
Based on my discussions with administrators and managers within higher education, it is patently clear that student engagement, and retention, is of increasing importance to these educational institutions.
I read with interest a piece on the Jisc website called ‘Retaining students’. This piece reported that “according to a National Audit Office report, 20% of students in higher and 15% in further education do not complete their studies.”
I remember a friend at university. Sam* was a clever chap, studying astrophysics, and seemed to have some really interesting ideas about the nature of the Hubble Constant, the rate of expansion in the universe. Well beyond me, but impressive to his lecturers by all accounts.
In all my discussions and meetings with universities across the UK, it has become apparent that the issue of the ‘student experience’ is gaining a greater level of significance across the higher education sector.
During the last 12 months, I have spoken with student support and engagement professionals in universities across the UK. As a result, I have gleaned an insight into the challenges they face and what appears to be the three not so secret secrets of good student engagement.
We are surrounded by certifiable people and most of us probably don’t even know it. Frequently our lives may be in their hands.