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Ever wondered about the legions of college admissions counselors who visit your high school every year? What is life like on the road? How many schools are they visiting? And what makes for a ‘good’ visit to your school?
In current rapidly changing economy education faces the same challenges as any other industry: competition, imbalanced demand and supply, globalisation, etc. Trying to compete with institutions within the country and at the same time facing a global competition, universities are looking for unique and personalized approach to student recruitment. This presentation provides a guidance for improving student recruitment and further communications between university and students.
Much attention has been paid recently to the power of advanced analytics services and technologies to aggregate, score and evaluate students. These services collect and streamline disparate institutional data sources into more manageable dashboards. In the excitement over the increased granularity and improved view into students’ activities and behaviour now available to universities, an important question is often left unanswered: how should institutions act on this newly comprehensible information?
Wes Moore, Sara Goldrick-Rab to Keynote Blended K-12, Higher Education Conference
Over the last three years of the International Student Survey we asked prospective students to tell us which rankings they refer to when researching a university. This enables us to look at the relative popularity of the leading university rankings, both globally and within specific nationalities.
Naviance by Hobsons will be attending the COBIS Annual Conference in London this year for the first time.
Hobsons recently surveyed 224 admissions counselors to get their perspective of life on the road. Road warriors from all over the country provided their insights on high school visits, lunch room visits, interactions with high school counselors and students, as well as travel habits throughout the season. Admissions professionals also provided advice for school counselors who host visits on their campus.
Hobsons’ enquiry management and offer conversion services have reduced the number of incomplete applications, improved the open and click-through rates of email marketing communications, and most importantly increased conversion from offer to enrolment, to deliver maximum return on investment.
The University of East Anglia needed a system to streamline its admissions review process rather than the variety of systems and sharing methods they were using.
To connect learning to life and stay in school, students need to be engaged with their education through three separate dimensions of student life: academically, socially, and emotionally. In this white paper, we lay out many different strategies to engaging all of your students through these three parts of their high school community.
Student retention has gained greater attention in recent years due to increased scrutiny by legislators, accrediting bodies, the media and the general public. However, while a large body of research is available regarding college student retention, many institutions are still grappling with decisions, including which programs and strategies to implement and how to assess their effectiveness.
As post-secondary learners make more informed choices from an increasing number of education options, focusing on their success will be the key driver of institutional effectiveness and prosperity. This paper examines how people interact with higher education today, showing how that relationship will continue to evolve to meet individual and societal needs.
Hobsons Continues to Focus on Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish
Hobsons to focus on college and career readiness, best-fit matching, and student success and analytics
Following the recent release of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results, Hobsons – the student recruitment and retention solutions company – has today (Tuesday 18 July 2017) revealed findings on international students’ awareness, knowledge and perceptions of the framework.
District names this month’s GEM honorees.
This question found its way into Hobsons’ 2017 International Student Survey (ISS). The survey is notable in part for its scale and reach, and Hobsons was able to compare responses from a sample of just over 34,000 prospective international students over the last three years.
After the release, a Hobsons survey revealed many international students are confused over several aspects of the TEF, with only 21.2 percent reporting an understanding of the scheme. However, despite this misunderstanding, the survey surprisingly revealed most of these students would still use the TEF ratings when deciding on a university.