ProtectED: a national accreditation scheme for student safety and wellbeing at UK universities

ProtectED: a national accreditation scheme for student safety and wellbeing at UK universities
Many young people experience mixed feelings at this time of year – poised to embark on an exciting life at university while wondering how they will cope with living independently, managing finances, making friends and keeping up with coursework. These worries are completely understandable and often subside in time. However, some student safety and wellbeing concerns continue to make higher education headlines, suggesting that universities must act to address them.
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The edtech evolution

The edtech evolution
Our Head of Solutions Tania and I contributed to a University Business article which looks at the impact edtech is having in higher education and how these technologies may develop in the future. Here’s an extract which includes our views on current edtech use and predictions of upcoming trends.
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How universities can use edtech to meet the digital expectations of students

How universities can use edtech to meet the digital expectations of students
Recent research shows that universities in both the UK and US are failing to meet the expectations of their increasingly digitally focused students. These students use advanced tech to perform all kinds of everyday tasks but find their university's educational apps and study tools to be far less advanced and often a hindrance to their study experience.
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My job in higher ed: Jean-Philippe Primout and Linda Rimal Ponte, CIEE

My job in higher ed: Jean-Philippe Primout and Linda Rimal Ponte, CIEE
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a non-for-profit which offers study abroad programmes in over 40 countries. Jean-Philippe Primout and Linda Rimal Ponte are responsible for student life and operations at CIEE in Paris. They explain their roles and tell us about the value of international study.
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How to use edtech to boost good mental health

How to use edtech to boost good mental health
As the number of young people treated for mental health conditions steadily rises, a growing number of edtech developers have responded with apps which allow young people to learn about mental wellbeing.
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An SEO checklist for your university's website

An SEO checklist for your university's website
When a prospective student entering higher education researches universities, an online search is commonly the first step. According to Ruffalo Noel Levitz: “Prospective students are using Google (and other search engines) to explore their options to build an initial list of schools and navigate the specific college and university sites to find the specific program details they need.”
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Highlights from our conference The Impact of GDPR in Higher Education

Highlights from our conference The Impact of GDPR in Higher Education
Last week we held our conference The Impact of GDPR in Higher Education at Imperial College as part of London Edtech Week. Our panel of speakers from law, technology and academia explored the subject in detail and there was lots of lively discussion during Q&A sessions and networking breaks.
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The impact of GDPR in higher education: meet our speakers

The impact of GDPR in higher education: meet our speakers
London EdTech Week has arrived and it's now only three days until our event the impact of GDPR in higher education. In the lead up to our one-day conference, here's an introduction to the experts who will be speaking on the day.
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Two things your university can do to engage accepted students

Two things your university can do to engage accepted students
There's usually a long period of time from the moment an applicant is admitted to their actual arrival on campus. During this period, a candidate can get anxious and start to rethink their decision.
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How to design visual learning resources for neurodiverse students

How to design visual learning resources for neurodiverse students
Over a decade ago, a group of autistic individuals coined the term neurodiversity in an attempt to redefine their identity. With this term, autistic individuals asserted their right to be liberated from the bounding shackles of negative expectations.
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