University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus university in Norwich. UEA has consistently been rated as one of the best universities for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. UEA comprises four faculties and 26 schools of study. UEA needed a system to streamline its admissions review process rather than the variety of systems and sharing methods they were using.
UEA turned to AppReview by Hobsons to simplify application review and increase efficiencies in the admissions process. They first implemented AppReview for key schools, focusing on Postgraduate Taught and Research applications, before eventually rolling it out to all schools of study. Since implementing the system, the average time from application received to decision taken in calendar days decreased between 2014-15 to 2015-16.
“AppReview saves time where there is a large volume of applications per bundle/programme,” said Vivien Easson, Head of Postgraduate Research Service. “It also helps us even out workload over the year by reducing the activity required shortly after an application deadline.”