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Why students choose to study abroad - and what that means for your institution

Posted by Vanessa Boddington on November 12, 2019

person-holding-terrestrial-globe-scale-model-taken-1079033Here in the UK, freshers’ weeks are over and temperatures are falling. For Year 13 students thinking about making their university applications, it’s not hard to see the appeal of studying overseas in a sunnier climate. According to a Unifrog survey, in 2019 nearly a third of sixth formers actively considered studying abroad.

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Growing without the growing pains: How educational institutions can manage the challenges of expansion in an uncertain environment

Posted by Vanessa Boddington on October 29, 2019

money-549161_1920The relaxation of regulations controlling student numbers has been a double-edged sword. Some universities are failing to fill courses, while others—particularly prestigious Russell Group institutions—have increased student numbers and revenues but are suffering growing pains. Since 2012, Bristol University and Exeter University, for example, have grown more than 60%. This rapid expansion can bring its own challenges.

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VitalSource’s ongoing commitment to accessibility

Posted by Saskia Watts on October 18, 2019

agreement-3489902_1920Since the conception of VitalSource, accessibility has been something we've held with utmost importance, but it's also something we know can always be improved upon.

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Time to change: Five ways to transform your student experience in six weeks

Posted by Vanessa Boddington on October 04, 2019

BIMMBlogThere’s no doubt that the fallout from the TEF review, the Augar report, and the uncertainties of Brexit will continue to dominate the minds of higher education leaders for some time.

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Choose wisely, communicate widely: How can universities work to become more accessible?

Posted by Alistair McNaught on September 17, 2019

A visualization of the internet around the world. Accessibility is about users, not standards.

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