23 Mar

“Selling” the UK

How are you communicating the value and benefit of a UK education Daniel Cunningham Hobsonsto international students?

Nearly 20% of the output generated by UK universities can be attributed to the enrolment of non-EU students (£13.9 billion of £73 billion). The UK has consistently and ranked as one of the most desirable destinations for international study, however this status could be vulnerable to change. In 2013 we saw the first drop in international student entrants to UK higher education courses in nearly three decades. Read More

20 Mar

The Student Journey at the University of Winchester

Claire Lorrain, Head of Continuous Improvement Unit, University of Winchester talks us through her experience of using Hobsons products to enhance the student experience and align with university goals.

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What are your top tips for aligning your business process with institutional goals and technology? Let us know in the comments section below.

18 Mar

What does the future hold for you and your institution?

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Emran Mian, Director of the Social Market Foundation

Applications to higher education from UK students are rising. The gap between the application rate of young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds compared to those from the most privileged backgrounds is narrowing. The graduate labour market is improving. You might think it’s time for the political spotlight to move away from higher education. Yet it isn’t going anywhere.

Some of the attention is welcome. Numbers of UK postgraduate students have not been rising. In the Autumn Statement the Chancellor promised financial help in the way of government loans. In the meantime the Higher Education Funding Council has a fund to grow programmes in a targeted way.

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17 Mar

Prime H.E. News Highlights

Check this listing for a digest of education policy and research news, with links to the complete articles.

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04 Mar

Hobsons University 2015 Presentations

HosbonsU 2015From migration case studies to ‘What makes good content?’ by Pickle Jar Communications, this year’s conference schedule was full of sessions all aimed at helping institutions to improve their insight and innovation for competitive advantage.

To view the presentations, click on the titles below.

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26 Nov

Study UK Annual Conference

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of presenting a workshop at the annual Study UK Conference in London.  Attended by over 150 delegates the conference heard from a stellar line up of speakers including Rt Hon David Hanson MP, Shadow Minister for Immigration.  The engaged audience of independent providers heard that immigration is good for Britain and that if there was a change of government students would not be part of the net migration target and his party would look for ways to increase clarity around Tier 4, access to work and volunteering opportunities.

Our afternoon session looked at the findings of our second international student survey Beyond the Data: Influencing International Student Decision Making.  The audience heard how international students decide where to study and what the most important factors are in their decision making.  For those that would like a copy of the presentation you can download it here.

Thanks again to Study UK and conference attendees for a great day!

 

24 Nov

Radius Implementation Diary

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On October 6th, the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Radius tenant became the first of its kind created and hosted in the EMEA market. UCA is now blazing the trail for all other EMEA Radius migrations by being our first Connect to Radius migration.  This is a big step for both Hobsons and the UCA team as we both continue forward with a Radius solution that is focused on putting the student at the centre of the recruitment experience.

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