Student and alumni engagement is critical for creating a sense of community, both on campus and in other spheres - like online platforms, for instance. It is also important for university promotion; as well as academic acumen, prospective students are looking to “buy in” to an institution's culture and ethos. So what can universities do to embed a meaningful culture - one that makes students and staff feel connected to the institution long term?
What will the future of education look like? It’s the question on many an education professional’s lips, and in an uncertain political and economic climate such as ours, it isn’t always an easy one to answer. Of course, technology will play a large role in shaping the future of higher ed, as will socio-economic and political factors.
The future of education is a topic of interest for us and the many higher education professionals we speak with daily. With technology and the gig economy evolving as rapidly as they are, it’s difficult to predict what education will look like in 10 or 20 years time.
One of the most common anxieties of recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates is the stresses of the job market ahead of them. No matter what field a graduate majored in, finding a job can be intimidating and incredibly challenging, especially with the amount of competition in the modern market.
It’s no secret that technology is changing fast. On the forefront of this technology are universities. Across the globe, universities are searching for new ways to face the latest challenges in Information Technology. From information security to redefining the role of students and technology on campus, colleges have a lot of work to tackle.
There's a lot of talk around improving student admissions rates, but issues around student retention are just as important. The university dropout rate for UK domestic students has increased for the first time in four years.
While we wait for"Brexit", it is important to understand the collateral effects in areas such as Science and Education. A week ago, Nova University Lisbon hosted a meeting with more than 60 researchers and colleagues from Lancaster University, to discuss shared scientific projects, Europe's scientific research agenda and the future collaboration between British and European universities.
Universities are investing in marketing more than ever; admissions and marketing departments are reaching out to prospective students in a number of interesting ways. Social media is being utilised like never before, and many institutions are using video to communicate their message in a more digestible way to a wider audience.