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Adapting to change in HE: Five steps to improve the student experience

19 April 2018

In an increasingly competitive environment, universities are under growing pressure to improve the quality of the student experience.

Delegates attended the Enhancing Student Experience Conference 2018 to hear how the HE sector can attract and retain students by delivering better value, on campus, in halls of residence and in the lecture theatre.

One: Be prepared for change

Uncertainty about the implications of Brexit, the introduction of the Office for Students and the impact of disruptive technology on the labour market mean there has never been a more uncertain time to be in higher education.


Rethinking higher education: Students as producers, not consumers

17 April 2018

Increased tuition fees and changes to the regulatory framework have placed too much emphasis on students as transactional consumers of higher education, experts have warned.

Speaking at the Enhancing Student Experience Conference 2018, Dr Sam Grogan argued that students should instead be viewed as “co-producers of their future self”.

Likening tuition fees to a gym membership, Dr Grogan said students must be encouraged to play a more active role in their own academic and professional development.


National Apprenticeship Week: Are Industry Designed Degree Apprenticeships the Future ?

15 March 2016

As part of  National Apprenticeship Week we reflect on the current state of apprenticeships in the UK and look ahead to the arrival of industry designed degree apprenticeships, before revealing how you can save 40% off our upcoming ‘Post 16 learning and apprenticeship conference


Science Lesson from Space!

10 February 2016

British astronaut, Tim Peake, became the first Brit to take part in a successful spacewalk, after travelling into space on 15th December 2015. He frequently documents his experiences at the ISS space station by posting videos online and speaking via satellite. On 2nd February 2016, following a successful broadcast on Christmas Day, he answered questions from school children as part of an effort to educate children about space.

Time peake

300,000 children interact with British Astronaut from their classrooms


The Northern Powerhouse in 2016

17 December 2015

The Northern Powerhouse is a phrase which is frequently used amongst northern business leaders and political parties. However a recent study found that nearly half of people in the North of England are unaware of the Northern Powerhouse. The Manchester Evening News reported the most unusual hotel requests in the city during 2015, one of which was ‘Where would I find the Northern Powerhouse?’. Yet the importance of the Northern Powerhouse on the Northern Economy, infrastructure and industry is unprecedented. Our recent Conference explored key themes around the Powerhouse. Read more…..

Classrooms of the Future: Education and Technology

26 August 2015

Technology has transformed the way we live; as a result the UK education system has had to undergo radical change.

The most evident development has been the steady progression from the use of blackboards, to white boards, and now interactive boards; this transition taking well over a decade. It does appear however that the digital revolution will place a greater demand on educational bodies and institutions to take up new technologies at a faster rate, with a greater deal of urgency.