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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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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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The Widening Participation Series: Participation in the face of Brexit

Posted by Saskia Watts on April 18, 2019

European Union Flag“So far there is no long-term decision or reciprocal deal on how UK students in the EU, or EU students in the UK, will be treated post-Brexit.” With the future of the United Kingdom’s position in the European Union still unclear, institutions and professional bodies are speculating on the impact leaving the EU may have on widening participation efforts, particularly in terms of economic slowdown.

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The Widening Participation Series: The benefits of a digital strategy

Posted by Saskia Watts on March 28, 2019

Scene of people studying and reading in a library.Findings from the Higher Education Statistics Agency released in February 2019 show that the percentage of full-time first degree students coming from state schools in the UK dropped in the 2017–2018 academic year. The decrease from 90% to 89.8% sees the first dip in this number for eight years.

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