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Students are at the heart of what you do.

 

We know that when enhancing all aspects of the student journey from first enquiry to graduation and future employability, students are your highest priority. Your role is essential for building a strong, engaged and exciting student community and adds huge benefit to the whole institution.

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These might be the challenges you're battling with

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Lack of supporting technology

Just as many of the departments in your institution, you're likely to rely on highly manual processes that require you to update paper forms and disjointed systems. Replacing these will not only save you loads of valuable time but also allow to concentrate on your students and their wellbeing. You can also increase student satisfaction by reducing the response time. 

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Influencing peers and introducing new ways

Your approach is often quite innovative and you're buzzing with new ideas on how to make students happy! But convincing the rest of your peers, especially more senior ones, that your approach is the right one is a challenge. The best way to persuade your colleagues is to present them with facts and reliable data which are difficult to consolidate from various digital and paper-based systems.

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No single point of truth across the institution

With no central system to manage student wellbeing, it's highly likely you're missing valuable signals that help identify students of concern or at risk. As a result, you're late to react and lose valuable time to intervene. A central point of truth means you can tailor your engagement activities to groups of students, to increase their level of satisfaction.

Long decision-making process and its impact

We all know that the decision-making process within a higher education institution can be rather long. This provides a challenge when you're trying to introduce changes quickly to meet the demands of the Generation Z folks who expect things to happen quicker than ever before. This is essential though if you want to keep your service to your students relevant and engaging. 

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Student satisfaction and engagement

Your students are the most important part of your job, from the moment they enter your university's door for the first time, till they're ready to leave. You're often the first point of contact and a trusted member of staff. Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to improve the activities and conversations you have with your students by sharing insight into their day-to-day routine?

High drop-out rates and low student satisfaction

The last thing you want is for students to leave your university! Especially if the reason for the departure is related to their wellbeing and mental health. High drop-out rates and low student satisfaction is an absolute nightmare for your team! If only you could report on concerns, access data and take actions based on reliable insight.

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Our student wellbeing management solution, Student Life, helps you manage student wellbeing from first contact to the moment they enter your door for the first time, and right on until their departure. 

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