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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
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.
A month after the Brexit vote, Hobsons conducted a survey of prospective international students. About one-third said that they were less likely to apply to a UK institution given the Brexit vote.
Why do students study abroad, and what drives them to choose one destination over another? Several large studies conducted over the past couple of years show that certain motivations are widely present among students the world over.
Singapore and Hong Kong head up the league table for full-online UK degree study by overseas students in 2015/16. Nigeria, Malaysia and the US follow, with growth in these countries being attributed to greater digital connectivity as well as demands for flexible learning.
International students are confused over several aspects of the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) scheme, found a survey released by international student recruitment firm Hobsons EMEA last week.
This House of Commons briefing paper answers some frequently asked questions about international and EU students in the UK. It sets out statistics in this area and outlines policy issues including the potential impact of Brexit and the net migration target on international and EU student recruitment.
Just one in five prospective international students have heard of the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework and of those who have, almost 80% incorrectly believe it measures the teaching quality of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The survey of more than 3,000 international students, conducted by the education consultancy company Hobsons after the release of the inaugural TEF results on 22 June, found that just 21.2 per cent of respondents had heard of the TEF.